Lagada “Babe” Weigel
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Lagada “Babe” Weigel, 86, passed away peacefully at her home in the town of Eau Pleine on June 13.
Babe was born to August and Lagada (nee Bachmeier) Dirk on May 21, 1934 in rural Maple Leaf, SD. She attended high school at St Mary’s Catholic School in Bismarck, ND until her senior year when she relocated to Marshfield, WI. Babe was in the first graduating class of Columbus Catholic High School in Marshfield in 1952. She married Jake H. Weigel on August 23, 1952 in Bismarck and they divorced in 1991.
Babe worked at St Joseph’s Hospital as a unit clerk in the ICU and drove school bus for the Stratford School District for many years. She had a group of great friends who will recall many mornings drinking coffee and playing cards at their favorite restaurant in Stratford. She will be remembered by family and friends for her artistic talents including drawing, painting, sewing, quilting, and carving. Babe enjoyed traveling with family and friends. She was a voracious reader and instilled a love of reading in many of her children and grandchildren. She had a sharp sense of humor and an equally sharp pointer finger that her family knew well.
Survivors include a sister, Faustina Chandler, children Michael (Rose) Weigel, Debi Kroening, Todd Weigel, Joel Weigel, Robin Weigel, and Jane (Jon Noffsinger) Weigel, seventeen grandchildren, and nine great- grandchildren. Babe was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Marian Becker, and her daughter Wendy (Steve) Williams.
A memorial service will be planned for later this year.