Herman E. Weinert

April 17, 1925April 12, 2019

Herman “Earl” Weinert died peacefully at Lutheran Life Villages on April 12, 2019, at the age of 93. Earl was born on April 17, 1925, in Dayton, Ohio. He served in the Navy during World War II achieving the rank of Lieutenant. Earl graduated from Ohio Wesleyan in 1947 with a Bachelor’s degree in Geology and he earned a Master’s degree in Education from Indiana University in 1960. Earl and Barbara, a registered nurse, married in 1950 at Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne. After moving to Fort Wayne in 1955, Earl began working for Fort Wayne Community Schools as a Math teacher. Over the next 32 years he taught at several different schools and finished his career at South Side High School in 1988. Earl was a devoted family man who enjoyed attending his children’s extracurricular activities. Earl was an accomplished high school and college athlete in both football and track and field. Earl was a determined and hardworking man who built from scratch a prosperous campground in Northern Wisconsin. He was an active and dedicated member of Saint Luke’s Lutheran Church and then at Faith Lutheran Church. Earl is survived by his wife of 68 years, Barbara (Seidel) Weinert: children, Barbara (Jeff) Chiszar of Hayward, Wisconsin and Mark (Salamatou) Weinert of Fort Wayne. Also surviving are five granddaughters; Hillary (Kent) Becker, Erica (Courtney) Pearson, Heidi (Jimmy) Powell, Haley (Russ) Sundby, Sydney (Josh) Grider. He is preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Kathryn (Barto) Weinert, and his siblings Bud and Ann. A funeral is scheduled for Wednesday April 17, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, 6424 Winchester Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46819. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the funeral at the funeral home. The family would like to thank the caregivers and staff at Lutheran Life Villages on South Anthony for their loving and dedicated care.


  • Visitation Tuesday, April 16, 2019
  • Visitation Wednesday, April 17, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 17, 2019
  • Committal Service Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Herman E. Weinert

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Gary Leman

April 16, 2019

I got to know Earl well over three years (67-70) as a teacher at Weisser Park Jr. H.S. He was a great mentor for a new 24-year teacher, in a difficult environment, along with being a dedicated teacher and great example for the students. He had many interesting and funny stories , but was so dedicated to excellence. I was so blessed that we were on the staff at the same time. His passing is a big loss, but God has promised to soothe our sorrows and to heal our hearts. You have so many wonderful memories that can never be taken from you. I will be praying that you experience God's peace which surpasses all of our understanding. All the best to all of you going forward.

Gary Leman

Nancy Paul

April 16, 2019

Barbara, I'm so sorry for your loss of Earl. My deepest sympathy for you and your family. Some of the fondest
times of my life were the Seidel family Christmas reunions. It was always fun to joke with Earl. He always had
the best sense of humor when we would all get to joking with him. He would get the cutest little smirk on his
face (if on occasion) you could get the better of him when you bantered back and forth with him.
My prayers are with you, Barbara Ann and Mark. I'm so sorry i couldn't make it to the funeral.
Art Seidel's youngest daughter:
Nancy (Seidel) Paul