Dr. Fred H. Wiegmann

March 16, 1921December 20, 2012

Lake Charles - Dr. Fredrick Homer Wiegmann, passed away Thursday, December 20, 2012 in a local hospital. Mr. Wiegmann, born March 16, 1921 to Mary Packard Wiegmann and Fredrick W. Wiegmann in St. Mary Parish and lived in Baton Rouge from 1950 to 1999 when he moved to Lake Charles, LA. Mr. Wiegmann received a BS in Agriculture from Southwestern Louisiana College (now University of Louisiana at Lafayette) in 1941 and M.S. in Agriculture Economics from LSU in 1950 and a PHD from the University of Iowa at Ames, Iowa. After graduating from USL he worked as a Health Inspector for the Louisiana Department of Health. He became head of the Department of Agriculture Economics and Agribusiness in 1959 at LSU and retired in 1981, and was named Professor Emertus when he retired. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force from 1942 to 1946 during World War II. He leaves to honor his memory, his daughter, Janet Sue Calzada (John), brothers, Elbridge of Shreveport; C.H. "Joe" of Centerville; Carl Bauer of Lafayette; sisters and brother-in-law, Bertha and Joey Stoner; Faye Barnhart and Paul and Edna Toerner; many nieces and nephews, especially Barbara Peck and Paula Anne Metts. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mae Doris Toerner Wiegmann, his son, John Frederick and parents. Pallbearers are, Garland Peck, Eugene Primeaux, Mike Toerner, Rick Toerner, Freddie Hannie and Paul Toerner. Honorary Pallbearers are, Ebbie Wiegmann, Robert Primeaux and Joey Stoner. Special thanks to his devoted friend and caretaker, Nhan, and to Dr. Ron Lewis who took such good care of him. Donations may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association, Bosom Buddies, Breast Cancer or Temple Sinai. His service will be 12 noon, Sunday, December 23, 2012 at Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles. Michael Goldman will officiate. Visitation will be Sunday from 11: 30 a.m. until time of service. Interment will be at Chenier Perdue Cemetery. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at


  • Visitation Sunday, December 23, 2012
  • Funeral Service Sunday, December 23, 2012

Dr. Fred H. Wiegmann

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December 23, 2012

Hi Sue,

Just a little note from my heart to let you know how much I thought of
your Dad. He was a great man with a big heart, and will be missed.
Every time we would visit I always wanted to make time to see him. Your parents played a very important roll in Paula's life as you well know.
We have laughed about some of those times, the no dancing rule, writing something 100 times or more times, plus so many things that has helped mold both of you Ladies into
the people you have become today. He was so very proud of you!
I especially enjoyed his wisdom, views, and the conversations we shared together.
He and I also shared the same birthday, March 16th.
Uncle Fred will be missed by many, especially by a person who call him
Please know our hearts and prayers have always been with you and will
continue to be.
We can almost hear your parents and Johnny yelling..... GO TIGERS!

Love you always,
Richard and Paula
December 23, 2012