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Jerry Wiegard

January 15, 1947 ~ June 14, 2018 (age 71)

Warren Jerome Wiegard, 71, of Burlington, died at 10:54 AM Thursday, June 14, 2018, at his home. 

Born January 15, 1947, in Burlington, he was the son of Warren Blaine and Virginia Arelene Oetken Wiegard.

He retired from the Burlington River Terminal after working there for many years.

Jerry graduated from Burlington High School in 1965. 

He served in the Army during the Vietnam war.

Jerry was a member of the Burlington Gym and VFW. He enjoyed fishing, playing pool and cards. 

Survivors include his ex-wives Vanesse McFarland of Fort Madison, Vianney Smith of Florida; two daughters, Jennifer Wiegard of Burlington and Jill Wiegard of Florida; two grandchildren; three brothers, James Wiegard of Burlington, Dennis Wiegard of New London, Martin Wiegard of Burlington; one sister, Marilyn Burgus of Burlington, one step-sister, Ann Zotz and one step-brother, Jeff Zotz both of Burlington.

He was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother, Patricia Wiegard, grandparents, one daughter, Jessica Wiegard and two step-brothers, Richard and Mike Zotz.

Visitation will be from 12:00 PM until 5:00 PM with the family to receive friends from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home with full military honors rendered by the Burlington Area Veterans Honor Guard to conclude the visitation. Cremation will be entrusted to the care of Prugh~Thielen Crematory following the visitation.

A Celebration of Life for Jerry will be at the Burlington Gym following the visitation.

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