Herman Charles Weigelt, 89, of Round Top, died January 16, 2014 from complications of a Christmas Eve stroke.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 20th at 11:00 a.m. in Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Round Top with Rev. John David Nedbalek officiating, with interment at Florida Chapel Cemetery.
Born in Round Top, Texas on July 9, 1924, the son of Ewald and Ellie (Schulze)Weigelt, he was baptized and confirmed at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. He married Julie (Mache) Weigelt on June 5, 1954 and would have been married 40 years at the time of her death.
Herman served in the U.S. Navy LCS and LCT Flotilla Six in the South Pacific during World War II. He worked as a journeyman carpenter for H. A. Lott, retiring after 40 years of service, working on several Houston landmarks, including Gulfgate Mall, Houston's first shopping mall, the Astrodome, Summit and many others. Upon retirement he returned to Round Top and became a full-time rancher.
While in Houston, he was a member of Hope Lutheran Church and Park Place Lutheran Church. Upon retirement, he again became a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and expended many hours helping in the church's restoration in 1991 for its 125th anniversary.
He was a 64-year member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America, Local 551. During his lifetime Herman was an active member in his community, being a member of the Round Top Rifle Association, Sons of Herman Lodge 151, American Legion, Round Top-Warrenton Fire Department Auxiliary, and a founding member of the Round Top Historical Society.
Surviving are four daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Jim Parish, Jeanette and Mark Shepherd, Denise and Mike McHugh, Karen and Kenneth Koerth, seven grandchildren, Gene Lambert;, James Parish, Jr., Julie Whiteneck and husband Chris, Vincent Shepherd and wife, Lesley, Megan McHugh, Sean McHugh, Nicole Koerth, and Zachary Koerth; one great-granddaughter, Emerson Whiteneck; two sisters, Ethel Mikeska and Virginia Weigelt; one brother, Marcus Weigelt; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Julie; sister, Edith Klump, Eurline Lyman and brother, Edmund Weigelt.
Memorials may be sent to the Round Top-Warrenton Volunteer Fire Department, P. O. Box 145, Round Top, Texas 78954.