Aberdeen: The funeral service for Erna Regina Wegehaupt, 94, Aberdeen, will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012, at Zion Lutheran Church, Delmont, S.D., with Pastor Brian Bucklew officiating. Burial will follow at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Delmont, S.D.
Erna died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at the Bethesda Home of Aberdeen.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.
Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home, 1111 S. Main St., Aberdeen, is in charge of arrangements.
Erna Regina Friederich was born on Feb. 3, 1917, to Otto and Emma (Weisz) Friederich in Kaylor, S.D. This is the area where she attended school. On Jan. 6, 1936, she married William Bill Wegehaupt at Delmont, S.D. They farmed in Hillside, S.D., and eventually in the Delmont area, retiring in 1977. They moved into Delmont in 1981 and in 1997, they moved to Aberdeen to be closer to family. William died on April 13, 2001, in Aberdeen, S.D. Erna continued to make Aberdeen her home.
Erna loved baking, cooking and collecting recipes. Erna and Bill loved traveling and they went on 23 bus tours throughout the United States and Canada. She really loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and loved attending all their activities and sporting events.
Grateful for having shared Erna's life are her children: Jerald (JoAnn) Wegehaupt, Madison, S.D., Glenn (Peggy) Wegehaupt, Aberdeen, S.D., Wynell Wegehaupt, Watertown, S.D., and Kevin (Tammie) Wegehaupt, Sisseton, S.D.; grandchildren: Tracy (Glen) Greenwood, Steven (Dee) Wegehaupt, Robert (Melissa) Wegehaupt, Laura Wegehaupt, John Wegehaupt, Michael Wegehaupt, Dustin (Candice) Wegehaupt, Eric (Sheilah) Wegehaupt, William J. Wegehaupt; great-grandchildren: Sidney Smith, Wyatt Smith, Braedon Wegehaupt, Kailee Wegehaupt, Rayne Wegehaupt, Gabriella Wegehaupt, William A. Wegehaupt and Mackenzie Wegehaupt; and one sister, Hulda Stoltz.
Preceding her in death are her husband, William R. Wegehaupt; and her parents, Otto and Emma Friederich; sisters: Frieda Goldhammer, Bertha Beck, Lorayne Meyers and baby girl Fauth.