Edwin F. Wegner
Edwin F. Wegner, 71, of Newton, died on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.
Services were held on Saturday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Memorials to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church may be left at the Wallace Family Funeral Home.
Ed, the son of John and Mary (Jarocki) Wegner, was born on Nov. 24, 1941, in Stanley, Wis. He grew up in Thorp, Wis., and graduated from St. Hedwig’s High School. Following high school Ed served in the U.S. Army during the Berlin Crisis. After returning from the Army, Ed graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He moved to Newton, Iowa to work for the Maytag Company. In Newton, Ed met Elizabeth “Liz” Manning while volunteering at the Newton Community Theatre. They were married on July 4, 1970. Ed continued his career at Maytag working as a Tool Engineer, a Project Engineer, and later the Plant 2 Manager for Tool Engineering. He retired from Maytag in December of 2004. Ed also owned a tree stump removal company.
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