L. Anne Wegner

L. Anne Wegner, 99, of La Porte, passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2020 at Northwest Health in La Porte.


Anne was born on May 13, 1921 in Rochester, IN, to Ralph A. Hamilton and Dessie Honor (Sibert) Hamilton Orr.


On March 15, 1947, at the First United Methodist Church in La Porte, she married Richard G. Wegner who preceded her in death.  Surviving Anne are her daughter, Lynn A. Lee of La Porte; 5 grandchildren, Gregory C. (Jaime) Sayles of Leaf River, IL, Lisa A. (Damian) Conti of Las Vegas, NV, Jennifer L. Doty of Glendale, AZ, Todd R. (Julie) Peterson of Remington, and Patrick J. (Kim) Hoehne of Carmel; 11 great-grandchildren; 2 great, great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Laurel A. Peterson; grandson, Jeremy T. Hoehne; 3 brothers, Daniel L. Orr, Robert S. Orr, and Gale E. Orr; and sister, L. Faith Bush.


Anne was an executive secretary, working 5 years at Bendix, 9 years at Kingsbury Ordinance Plant, 5 years at Austenal, and 24 years at New York Blower Co. 


Anne was a member of the First United Methodist Church, and the Order of the Eastern Star since 1938, originally in Kewanna, Indiana, and presently of Chapter #375 in Royal Center, Indiana.  She was also a member of NARFE Chapter #0565, La Porte County Historical Museum, People to People, Swanson Center, La Porte Hospital Foundation, a lifetime member of the La Porte Hospital Auxiliary, and a patron member of the La Porte Little Theatre Club.


Anne and her husband, Rich, enjoyed traveling, including two trips to Europe and one to Hawaii.  She liked reading, crossword puzzles, and playing cards, especially Pinochle and Euchre at the Swanson Center where she enjoyed many friendships.  Family was the most important thing in Anne’s life and she will be greatly missed.


A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 8, 2021 at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center.  Pastor Evan Lash and Pastor Bob Vale will be officiating.  Burial will follow at Pine Lake Cemetery.


A time of visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Friday at the funeral home.


Due to the recent Governor's Order, anyone attending the visitation and/or service is required to wear a mask and practice social distancing of six-feet.  Also, we are limited to 25 people in the building at any given time.  We kindly ask for your patience as we oversee these mandated guidelines.


Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 1225 Michigan Avenue, La Porte, IN  46350 or to the donor's choice.


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