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Georgina Olinda Wegele 1924-2019
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Georgina Olinda Wegele 1924-2019

NEWTON — Georgina Olinda (Rein) Wegele 94, died surrounded by her loving family on August 25, 2019 at her Newton residence.  She was born November 22, 1924 in Bazine, Kansas to George and Olinda (Nuss) Rein.

Georgina was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Newton and also held membership at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Russell, Kansas.  She was a former member of the United Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Millberger, Kansas.  Georgina’s faith was an important part of her life.  

She taught for a brief time in a one room school house.  She then worked at the bank in Russell and J.C. Penny before marrying the love of her life, Walter.  They were married on October 14, 1945 at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Millberger.

Walter and Georgina raised three daughters while living on their farm for many years.  They moved to Russell when they retired in 1993.  In 2001 they moved to Newton.  Her family was very important to her and she enjoyed spending time with her loving family and many friends.  Georgina was an accomplished cooked and loved to share meals.  She lost her soul mate on December 14, 2019 and remained living in their Newton home.  

Georgina is survived by her daughters: Kathleen and her husband Roger Rader of Blanchard, OK; Nadine and her husband David Bieker of Newton, KS; and Marlene and her husband Charles Farmer of Snohomish, WA; sister in law: Viola Wagner of Hutchinson, KS. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren 15 great grandchildren and 5 step great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother: Allen and his wife LaVera Rein; sister Talia and her husband Herb Karst; brother: Marlin and his wife Sherry Rein; brother in law: Leonard and his wife Alvina Wegele; brother in law Marvin and his wife Esther Dumler; brother in law Raymond Wagner. And brother in law Otto and his wife Christina Wegele.

Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Zion Lutheran Church in Newton, Kanas with The Reverend Kurt Letcher officiating.  Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Petersen Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A committal service will be 3:00 p.m., Thursday at the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Russell, Kansas with The Reverend Roger Dennis presiding.  

Memorials are suggested to Zion Lutheran Church in Newton, St. John’s Lutheran Church in Russell or United Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Millberger in care of Petersen Funeral Home.  

Funeral arrangements provided by 

Petersen Funeral Home

215 N. Main St.

Newton, KS 67114

The Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019