Haven Albert Weckwerth, age 95, passed away peacefully on December 9, 2019 at Rosemore Village, Wild Rose WI. He was born August 10, 1924 on a small farm in Germania WI to Albert and Gladys (Bradley) Weckwerth.
Haven graduated from Neshkoro High School in 1942 and completed one semester of college at UW-Madison before enlisting in the US Army January 26, 1943. He met Anne Mae Maus while stationed at Ft Monmouth NJ and they married August 17, 1946. Upon leaving the Army, Haven returned to UW-Madison and completed his BS degree in Electrical Engineering. They moved to Janesville WI in 1955 and was employed at Gibbs where he designed instrumentation for the NASA Mercury, Gemini programs and the Apollo moon mission. He worked at Gibbs for 13 years. Later he worked for 2 years at Nimphius Boat Company in Neshkoro WI. His last employment was with the WI-DNR managing the Automatic Water Quality System along the Wisconsin and Fox rivers starting in 1972. He worked for the DNR 16 years and retired shortly after his loving wife Anne passed away in 1987. Haven was a loyal member of Emmaus Lutheran Church in Poy Sippi WI.
Haven was a special person with a unique sense of humor. He lived his life with a Servant’s heart and we rejoice that he is now in the presence of the Lord. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Grandpa spent hours teaching his grandchildren many things; mowing grass, cutting wood, painting, driving a stick shift or repairing just about anything. Most importantly, his legacy lives on in his grandchildren because he instilled in them a positive work ethic and good citizenship.
Haven was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother Alden Weckwerth, sisters Yvonne Priebe, Arlene Gaulke, Velva Weink, one sister-in-law, three brothers-in-law and one niece. Haven is survived by his sister Donna (Dave) Redemann, his loving children, Linda (Mike) Mollenhour, Knoxville TN, Carol (Dean) Jeffery, Pickett WI, Sue (Jeffrey) Wise, Wautoma WI, Robert (Kathy) Weckwerth, Dale WI, 12 Grandchildren and 20 Great Grandchildren.
Visitation for Haven will be held from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM December 14, 2019 at the Emmaus Lutheran Church, W2185 Cty H, Poy Sippi, WI. Funeral services follow starting at 11:00 AM with Pastor Brian Beardsley officiating. Interment will take place at Pine Grove Cemetery in Auroraville, WI. A memorial is being established in Haven’s memory. If desired, flowers may be sent to Emmaus Lutheran Church.
Haven’s family is very appreciative of the loving care so generously given by the staff at Rosemore Village and Agnesian Hospice Hope.