Obituary: William Henry “Bill” Wegener

William Henry “Bill” Wegener: Nov. 8, 1938 – Aug. 4, 2015

Wegener,-Bill-pic-for-obitChief William Henry “Bill” Wegener, of Berthoud, was born on Nov. 8, 1938 and went to eternal peace on Aug. 4, 2015 after a short battle with cancer.
He was born in Harvey, Ill., to Thelma Lillian (Brown) and William August Wegener.
After high school, Bill joined the United States Air Force in 1956, achieving the rank of Airman Second Class as a Weapons Specialist. After being honorably discharged in 1963, he moved on to a career in law enforcement.

Bill’s career led to numerous positions from a Markham Police sergeant to Denver Police officer, to Sterling detective to retiring in Berthoud as police chief.
On Aug. 18, 1962, William married Margaret E. Ferguson in Julesburg, Colo. To this marriage two children were born: Loretta Ann Wegener and Rebecca Lynn Wegener. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. One of his greatest joys was fishing and boating with the grandchildren.
He is survived by his children, Loretta Ann Wegener of Berthoud, and Rebecca Lynn Wegener and her children: Daniel and Daisy Anchondo-Wegener of Berthoud, and Laivy Anchondo-Wegener of Longmont, his brother-in-law, Scott Ferguson and family of Omaha, Nebr.; his sister-in-law, Cherri Uber and family; and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters and wife Margaret.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home in Loveland, at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 10. Inurnment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery in Berthoud.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Police Officers Memorial Fund in care of Kibbey-Fishburn Funeral Home and Crematory, 1102 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO 80537.