Harold J. WEYGANDT, 82, of Wooster passed away Monday, January 7, 2013 at Majora Lane Care Center in Millersburg.
He was born July 13, 1930 in Wayne County, the son of O. L. and Edith (Webner) Weygandt. He married Marilyn R. Keener on October 24, 1954. She survives.
Harold was a 1948 graduate of Chester High School where he was a letterman in both basketball and baseball. He was a dairy farmer for many years and enjoyed exhibiting Brown Swiss cows at local, state, and national fairs. He then worked as an Inspector for ODOT, retiring in 2000 after 19 years.
Harold was an active member of Emanuel Old Stone Church where he served as a Sunday School Teacher, Elder, and Deacon.
He was a member of the Northwestern Ruritans, the Ohio Brown Swiss Association, Farm Bureau Council and the Wayne County Democratic Party, which allowed him to proudly host the family of Jimmy Carter at his farm during the '76 presidential campaign. He had been involved in the Ohio Young Farmers, the Northwestern Athletic Boosters, the Northwestern Music Boosters, and coached youth softball. Harold passionately followed his children's and grandchildren's sporting events, enjoyed working outside and barbecuing chicken over a wood fire for family gatherings.
Surviving in addition to his wife are his children, Thomas (Elaine) Weygandt of Wooster, Joy Weygandt of Columbus, Linda (Ken) Bowers of Tiffin, Amy (Gary) Nuhfer of Willard, David Weygandt of Gahanna, Carrie (Andy) Becker of Wooster, along with his exchange-student daughter Maria Maia of Brazil.
Grandchildren, Matt (Melissa) Weygandt, Michelle (Dan) Kliner, Ezekiel, Jacob, Cleo, Margaret and Kristan Bowers, Jason (Brandy) Nuhfer, Colby (Jessica Garcia) Nuhfer, Brock (Tiffany McKinney) Nuhfer, Austin Weygandt and Avery, Drew and Paige Becker; Great-grandchildren, Michael and Madeline Weygandt, Kaleb, Kourtney and Kolton Kliner, and Gracie Nuhfer; brothers, James (Susie) Weygandt of Sheboygan Falls, WI, and Dale (Nancy) Weygandt of Medina; along with many brother-in-laws, sister-in laws, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son, Richard Weygandt in 1962 and a brother, Alfred Weygandt.
Friends will be received at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster on Friday, January 11, 2013 from 4-7:00 p.m.
Services will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Emanuel Old Stone Church, 6000 Congress Rd., Wooster, with the Rev. Dan Bartkowiak officiating. Interment will follow in the Fairhaven Cemetery, West Salem.
Contributions may be made to the Emanuel Old Stone Church, 6000 Congress Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.