Cecelia Marie (Funk) Wegner, 84, died on Monday, June 4, 2018, at the Rose Vista Nursing Home in Woodbine.
Cecelia was born on November 15, 1933, to Lawrence and Barbara (Windeshausen) Funk in Portsmouth. She was raised near Portsmouth and graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1951.
Following her high school graduation, Ceil worked at Mutual of Omaha. Cecelia married Walter Joseph Wegner on May 17, 1954, in Portsmouth. The couple farmed west of Woodbine. Ceil was also a cook at the Woodbine Community School for many years. Walter died September 1, 1999.
Ceil was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Altar Society in Woodbine. She enjoyed reading, gardening, cooking, and also refinishing antique furniture.
Ceil was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Walter Wegner; son, James Wegner; son-in-law, Lynn Miller; and five brothers, Alfred, Harold, Lawrence, Herbert and Joe Funk; infant sister, Marie Funk; and sister, Josephine Arkfeld. She is survived by five children; Gerianne Miller of Woodbine, John Wegner and his wife Nancy of Woodbine, Bill Wegner and his wife Julie of Omaha, Neb., Joe Wegner of Deloit, Tom Wegner and his wife Sherry of Council Bluffs; 12 grandchildren; 10+ great grand-children; one brother, Frank Funk and his wife Judy of Portsmouth, Iowa; and many other relatives and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday, June 8, 2018, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Woodbine with Rev. Joel McNeil as the celebrant. The musicians were Mary Kay Eby and Marilyn Boustead. The honorary pall bearers were: Kelsey Logan, Lexi Wegner, Lani Stewart, Cassy Lawrence and Sail Lawrence. The pall bearers were: Jarrod Miller, Justin Wegner, Jason Wegner, Benjamin Wegner, Alan Miller and Kenny Leytham. Cecelia’s final resting place is at Bigler’s GroveCemetery in Rural Woodbine.
Fouts Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.