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Orval Wayne Wiegert, age 85, passed away at home with family. On Friday, May 18th, 2018. Wayne was born August 25th, 1932 at the family home in Harrah, Oklahoma to Albert and Retha (Pickard) Wiegert. He grew up in McLoud, Oklahoma and graduated from McLoud High School in 1950.
After graduating he worked odd jobs until he joined the Army in 1954. He also married Eugenia (Maxey) Wiegert that same year and started a family. He spent his time in the service as a train operator. Wayne and Eugenia had 4 children.
After the service he worked at OG&E as a turbine mechanic until he retired in 1985. After retirement he started Wiegert Landscaping with 2 of his children and continued mowing for 20 more years.
When he wasn’t working he liked to watch his kids, then grandkids, play Harrah basketball. Getting reprimanded by the refs more than once. He also enjoyed fishing the Rio Grande near Creede, Colorado whenever he got the chance. Traveling, watching the birds around his house and spending whatever time he could with his kids and grandkids kept Papaw busy in his later years.
Wayne is survived by his wife Eugenia, 3 sons, Paul & Lou Ann Wiegert, David Wiegert, Mark Wiegert and 1 daughter, Terri Ward all of Harrah, Oklahoma. Wayne has 8 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great granddaughter. He is also survived by a brother, Carol & Helen Wiegert and a sister, Ellen Drew.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers, Lester, Gene, Floyd and Larry, and his daughter-in-law Carrie Jo Wiegert.
A Memorial Service will be held at the First Baptist Church in Harrah, Oklahoma 10:00 A.M Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018