Francis H. "Frank" Wegman, 83, passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2021, in Marion. Frank was born on September 19, 1938, in Newark, Delaware, to the late Conrad and Clara (Hufnal) Wegman. He married the love of his life Linda (Sprinkle) Wegman on August 14, 1960. They shared 61 years together. Frank completed 3 years of ministry at Marion College. He worked at Wesleyan Headquarters, and then went on to spend the last 30 years of his career at the World Gospel Mission in printing and publication. Frank was the Chief of Civil Defense, in Marion. He attended Lakeview Wesleyan Church.
Frank was a hardworking man, who had a true passion for building things. There was never any slacking going on when he was around. If there was work to be done, you just did it. His children all grew up to be hard-working and successful people, they say that he would work circles around them and that he was always their inspiration. When the children were younger, he would take them on family vacations and take them camping. For as long as they can remember, Frank would rattle his false teeth at them to be funny. He also liked to scare them with a scary mask and laugh about it.
Frank was a good Christian man. He was a faithful husband and a good provider. He enjoyed going to coffee shops every morning. Frank endured a lot of physical pain in his legs due to a childhood sickness. He would never complain and would fight right through it. Nothing could stand in his way, even when the pain was too much for him to handle, he would walk on his hands to give his legs a break. Frank went on a missions trip to Africa for three weeks and helped build a hospital there.
Frank is survived by his wife, Linda Wegman, Marion; children, Douglas (Mary) Wegman, Knoxville, TN; Gary (Nancy) Wegman, Marion; Donald (Anita) Wegman, Marion; Frank T. (Sarah) Wegman, Erwin, TN; and Patricia (James) Budds, Peoria, IL; brothers, William Wegman, LA; and Thomas (Sarah) Wegman, Adolph, WV; 28 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Conrad and Clara Wegman; son, Timothy Wegman; brothers, Robert, Leon, Werner "Dick", James, and Philip Wegman.
Arrangements have been entrusted to College Park Chapel of Armes-Hunt Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 4601 South Western Avenue, Marion, Indiana 46953, where on Thursday, October 7, 2021, there will be a visitation held for family and friends from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. A funeral service will begin at 1:00 P.M. with Major Mike Wolfe officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Grant Memorial Park, Marion, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Frank to the World Gospel Mission at P.O. Box 948 Marion, IN 46952-0948.
Online condolences and memories can be left at www.armeshuntfuneralhome.com
"Linda, my sympathy goes to you and your family. Frank was a wonderful man and an excellent printer. He was always so kind and helpful as we worked together at WGM. I also appreciated his good sense of humor. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Joyce Meidinger, Mandan, ND, former WGM co-worker"
"Gary, sorry for your loss. May you and your family find comfort in knowing he has gone home to be with our Father. Your friend, Bill Macy"
"I am sorry I can not attend the viewing as I will be out of town. Frank was definitely a kind and helping individual. I worked at WGM while Frank was there and he was always willing to help me at work and even outside of work hours. I will not forget Frank?s smile and willingness to always help and share his wisdom. - Ron Hershberger "
"Praying for Linda and all the Wegman family. Frank was indeed a hard worker, and a good man. I was a co worker with him at WGM and always enjoyed him. Blessings to you all."
"I first met Frank when he was a teen-ager at Newark, Delaware Wesleyan Church. Later he went to Marion College (now IWU) and would bring my mother to visit us when he would come home on school breaks. Eventually we moved back to Marion and Frank and my husband got together often, at church, Civil Defense, etc. He and Linda came to visit me at Colonial Oaks a few years ago; that was the last time I saw him. He was a strong person and not just physically. Sending my sympathy and prayers to you, Linda, and all the rest of the family"
"Becky and I want to send our deepest sympathies and prayers at this difficult time. Bert and Becky Chapman-Lafayette, IN"
"Gary sorry for your loss praying for you and your family. Your friend Jim Shipley "