Robert M Weigand
05/10/1930 - 03/11/2020
Obituary for Robert M Weigand
On March 11, 2020, the Good Lord called His humble servant Robert M. Weigand home to begin eternal life beside his beloved wife Sally. He was a selfless and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather as well as a fun-loving and adventuresome friend to many.
A life-long resident of Fort Wayne, Bob was born on May 10, 1930, to Joseph and Helen Weigand. From his parents Bob learned the value of hard work and a job “done right.”
Bob graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1948, and Xavier University in 1952. While in the 9th grade, Bob worked up the nerve to invite his CCHS classmate Sally Disser to a school dance. They went on to spend 61 wonderful years together after tying the knot at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in October 1954.
Bob and Sally had 6 children. Joseph (Lana), Ft. Wayne, IN; William, Seattle, WA; Thomas (Jennifer) Sarasota; FL, John (Kathy) Denver; CO, Jean Morrisey (Kevin) Woodbridge, VA; and Laurence (Monica) Ft. Wayne, IN. Bob and Sally were blessed with 15 grandchildren including Sean (Rachael), Kelley, Kendall (Ben), Erin, Rob (Madeline), Tanner, Jack, Caroline, Julia, Ryan, Shane, Sidney, Stella, Gracie, and Matthew and a great-granddaughter, Cora. Bob is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Sue Libbing and Jo Barger, and many Weigand and Disser nieces and nephews.
Bob started working at Weigand Construction, a fourth-generation General Contractor and Construction Manager, in 1955. He continued his work in a leadership role as Vice-President of Weigand Const. from the years 1972-1985 and President/Owner from 1985-1993. He was proud to contribute to the construction of many landmark buildings for the Ft. Wayne and surrounding communities (St. Charles Church, St. Judes Church, Bishop Dwenger High School, Original Carroll High School, PFW Theater, Multiple projects for Don Halls Restaurants, Original Lutheran Heart Center, Sacred Heart Church, Multiple projects for Huntington College, Bellmont High School, West Noble High School, Seyferts Potato Chips, and Ft Wayne Neurology)
Bob was a charter member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and he served the Parish in a variety of capacities for over 65 years. He served on the board of directors of the Building Contractors Association for 20 years from 1986-2006 and earned its “Summit Award” in 2004 to honor his contributions to the construction industry and his dedication to the community. In 2010, Bob and Sally were named recipients of the “Citizens of Two Worlds” award by the Bishop Dwenger community, honoring their tradition of service to others. Bob had an active philanthropic spirit and enjoyed supporting St. Charles School and Church, Bishop Dwenger, Vincent Village, Inc and SCAN among many others.
While his focus was mostly on his family, his work, and his religion, he enjoyed unique hobbies like hot air-ballooning, racing boats, competing in tennis tournaments, and fishing in the waters of N. Indiana, Michigan, Ontario, Florida, and the Pacific Northwest. He leaves us all with a sense of tremendous loss, but he enriched us with many wonderful gifts and incredible memories of a life well-lived.
Visitation and Mass to be determined at a later date. Memorial donations be made to Vincent Village 2827 Holton Ave, Ft. Wayne, IN 46806,
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