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In Memory of Richard "Dick" Weigel

Gathering of Family and Friends

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday June 3, 2022
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

Prayer Service and Military Honors

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday June 3, 2022
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

Richard “Dick” I. Weigel, age 93, of Hudson, WI, passed away on May 15, 2022 at the Christian Community Home in Hudson, surrounded by family.


Dick was born on March 6, 1929 in LaCrosse, WI to Joseph and Hazel (Van Vorhees) Weigel. He enlisted in the United States Air Force, where he served as Staff Sergeant during the Korean War. Upon his discharge, he met Elizabeth “Betty Rae” Willard on a blind date, and the two were later married on January 20, 1956 in St. Paul, MN.


Dick began his career with the United States Postal Service as a Postal Transportation Clerk, where he was able to work on mail trains and the highway post office (HYPO), and also later in management. After his retirement in 1985 after 36 years of dedicated service, he worked for the City of Hudson as a parking enforcer for over 18 years.


Dick was an avid bicycler – biking over 3000 miles each summer. He participated annually in the Bike for MS – Ride Across Minnesota, and was one of their biggest contributors. He enjoyed spending time at their family cabin in Minong, WI, deer and pheasant hunting, fishing, and spending time with family.


He is survived by his children: Jeffrey (Mary Candee) Weigel, Robert (Amy) Weigel, and Teresa Hagar; grandchildren: Ben (Megan) Hagar, Annie (Chris) Knutson, Sarah Hagar, Sam Weigel, Thomas Weigel, Matthew (Bonnie) Weigel, Robert Weigel, and Kathleen Weigel; and great-grandchildren, Liam and Brielle Hagar.


He is preceded in death by his wife, Betty; grandson, Andrew Hagar; and siblings: Donald (Ethel) Weigel, Arlene (Donald) Losching, and Barbara (Gary) Ramsey.


A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held on Friday, June 3, 2022 from 3:00-6:00p.m. at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson with a prayer service and full military honors to follow at 6:00p.m. at the funeral home.

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    • I knew Dick from Hudson Golf Club and it was always a treat to play with Dick and listen to his stories. You will be missed and I know you will be playing the golf course in heaven and hope that a couple more hole in ones come your way my friend.

      RIP Dick and our condolences to the Weigel family.

    • Very sad to hear of Richards passing. He was one of the good ones and holds a special place in my heart. Godspeed RIP Richard

    • I got to know Dick W. As a meter enforcement at HPD. Dick had a great laugh and great sense of humor. He had great stories to tell and knew what was going on in the community. He will be missed by his family and all that got to know him. Keep the great memories alive. God’s peace.

    • The Weigel family has lost their leader and the Hudson community has lost a person who was always ready to volunteer for any project that had a positive effect on the community. I knew Dick by having his and wife Betty kids in the high school. The kids were all positive in everything they were involved in. Linda and give our sincere condolences to the entire family. Our Love to all.