Henry A. "Gus" Weich
Funeral services for Henry A. "Gus" Weich, 77, of Norfolk, will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, January 9, 2014, at Christ Lutheran Church in Norfolk. Reverend Chip Winter will officiate. Burial will be in the New Lutheran Cemetery with military rites conducted by the US Navy Honor Guard, American Legion Post 16 and VFW Post 1644. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 8, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Home for Funerals.
Mr. Weich died Sunday, January 05, 2014, at the Norfolk Veterans Home.
Gus was born on October 12, 1936, in Norfolk, the son of Henry C. and Rose (Dunn) Weich. He was baptized and later confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church. He graduated from Norfolk Senior High School in 1954. Following graduation, Gus entered the US Navy and served as a radio operator on the USS Bexar. He earned his honorable discharge in 1958.
Returning to Norfolk after his military service, Gus was employed by the City of Norfolk in the Engineering Department. His career started in 1958 and he retired in 1988.
On February 17, 1960, Gus married Margaret 'Peg' Zauner at Christ Lutheran Church. They made their home in Norfolk.
Gus was a life-long member of Christ Lutheran Church. He was active in the American Legion Post 16 and the VFW Post 1644. He was a past president of the Norfolk Volunteer Fire Department. Gus was also active in the Norfolk American Legion Baseball program.
He is survived by his proud children, Patrick (Leann) Weich, Sara Gnewuch, and Jerry Weich, all of Norfolk; his grandchildren, Bethany (Brady) Marksmeier, Andrea Weich and her fiancé, Kevin Kudera, Allison Soward and Aaron Soward, all of Norfolk.
Gus was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, JoAnn Craig and Kathryn Turley.
Memorials are to be directed to the local chapter of the American Legion Riders. Gus was extremely proud of the "royal treatment" he received when being escorted, along with his fellow comrades to various activities aboard the Norfolk Veterans Home bus, by the American Legion Riders.