Constant “Connie” Leo Wehinger, age 87, of Monroe passed away on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home. He was born on October 24, 1931, the son of Frank and Ella (Rahberger) Wehinger in Monroe. Connie was a 1949 graduate of South Wayne High School. He was united in marriage to Karen J. Webster on November 15, 1957 in Tacoma, WA. He was a member of St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor’s Catholic Church.
Connie honorably served in the United States Army from 1956-1958. He was a lifelong dairy farmer, and retired in 1991. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and building models. He especially enjoyed getting together with his family.
Connie is survived by his wife of 61 years, Karen of Monroe; his eight children, Dave (Lori) Wehinger of Brodhead, Julie (Tom) Holmes of Brodhead, Don (Deb) Wehinger of Brodhead, Mike (Rita) Wehinger of Smithville, MO, Lori (Mike) Foulker of Friendship, Teresa (Jeff) Metz of Gratiot, Jeff (Ramona) Wehinger of Gratiot, and Chris (Jennifer) Wehinger of Hebron, OH; 15 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and siblings, LuAnn (Karl) Krahenbuhl, Dilly (Sam) Nafzger, and Carol Seffrood all of Monroe.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Carl Wehinger, four sisters, Frances Mitchell, Tillie Swanson, Marian Hartwig, and Josephine Goodman.
The Service of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at St. Clare of Assisi Parish at St. Victor’s Catholic Church with Monsignor Larry Bakke celebrant. Burial will follow services at Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 -7:00 P.M. on Monday, June 3, at SHRINER-HAGER-GOHLKE funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at: shriner111.com. A memorial fund is being established in Connie’s name.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the staff and volunteers at the Monroe Clinic Hospice Home, and Michelle Pickett for their care and compassion.
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