Melvin F. Weigel

Melvin F. Weigel

Melvin F. Weigel, 83, of Platteville died on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at his home in Platteville.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at the Lutheran Church of Peace, Platteville. Rev. Jeff Pedersen will officiate. Chapel military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post #42 and VFW Post #5274. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Platteville. Friends may call from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Monday at the Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville, or from 12:00 p.m. (Noon) until the time of the service on Tuesday at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Melvin F. Weigel Memorial Fund. Online condolences can be made at

Melvin was born on July 11, 1931 in Ellenboro Township, Grant County the son of D. William and Fannie (Edge) Weigel. He was united in marriage to Virginia Wagner on December 25, 1952 in Aiken, South Carolina. Mel graduated from Platteville High School and attended UW-Platteville for three years before being drafted into the United States Army. While in college he played football at UW-Platteville. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, where he was a field radio instructor. He was a Corporal and earned the Korean Service Medal upon his honorable discharge in 1954. He served eight years in the National Guard. Mel farmed for many years outside Platteville until moving to town when he retired. He was a member of the Lutheran Church of Peace where he served on the church council and also the House of Peace board. He was a member of FFA. Mel was an avid sports fan following the Brewers, Packers, Badgers and UW-Platteville Pioneers. He and his wife Virginia especially enjoyed following their children and grandchildren in all of their school activities over the years.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia; two children, Stan (Sue) Weigel of Boscobel, WI; Diana (Mel) Flogel of Platteville; four grandchildren, Matthew (Maria) Flogel, Hans Weigel, Sarah (Kyle) Schroeder, and Eric Weigel; five great-grandchildren, Calli, Lane, Natalie and Lindsey Schroeder and Gabriel Flogel; niece Madge (Leon) Neuheisel; brother-in-law, Jerry (Betha) Wagner and sister-in-law, Kathy (Ron) Marty. He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Karl Jay Weigel, great-granddaughter, Sophia Flogel, sister, Elva Nelson and brother-in-law, Maynard Nelson.