OBITUARY

Richard John Weigand

June 5, 1954February 22, 2018

Richard John Weigand, 63, died February 22, 2018. He was born in Milwaukee, WI on June 5, 1954 to John and Helen Weigand. Rick began his career with the post office fresh out of high school in Milwaukee, WI. While working there computers entered the work place and Rick found his niche. He was fascinated with them and soon became a computer nerd, which was a great fit for his analytical mind. Throughout his 40 plus years with the post office he was a problem solver extraordinaire. In this computer niche he worked his way up the ranks which moved him to Raleigh in 1985. He loved his job and co-workers so much that he couldn’t even think about retiring. In his last days he let it be known that he truly lived the life he wanted and wouldn’t change a thing.

He is survived by his siblings; Marlene (Mike) Lewandowski, Kathy Weigand, Jan (Dan) Mueller, Jim Weigand, and Carrie (Terry) Klumb; his nephews, Matt Lewandowski, Alan Kuester and John Kuester; his great nephew, Colton Kuester; and special friend, Chad Bloem.

The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00pm on Monday, February 26th at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 1701 E. Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC 27609. Burial will be in Brookfield, WI.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, February 26, 2018
REMEMBERING

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Art McElroy

March 1, 2018

Damn...Rick was a true friend...I will miss him and all he was. He was smart; wickedly smart. He was funny in an ascerbic sort of way. Most of all he was kind and decent. Oh yeah, did i mention opinionated? He was very opinionated, yet respectful of other opinions (if the other opinion was based on thoughtful contemplation). I will truly miss him and will always remember what he taught me long ago..."sometimes good enough is best".

dan mueller

February 26, 2018

Thanks for helping usout financialy at times rick

Chad Bloem

February 26, 2018

I am going to miss you buddy. See ya on the other side...save me a good seat.

Fred Luckett

February 26, 2018

Smart man that helped me be a more successful manager. Always willing to listen and provide support. Shared many laughs with him. Proud to have known him.

Clara Hankins

February 26, 2018

It is my privilege to have known Rick. His kind and gentle heart, remarkable quick wit, and keen intelligence are the essence of who Rick was.

There are some who bring a light so bright into the world that even after they have gone the light remains.

These words describe Rick and how special he was and still is to me.

John Joyner

February 25, 2018

Rick was always a pleasant person to work with and kept things in prespective. He was a great listener and would always provide alternative ways to resolve an issue. He was a great friend and will be missed by all who knew him.

Aurora McDaniel

February 25, 2018

I truly treasured the days I worked with Rick at NISSC. He was a computer nerd and was quite brillant. I was fortunate to call RICK my dear friend. He was kind and a great listener. I will never forget RICK coming to visit once I relocated to the Abq District. It was so good to see a familiar face willing to assist field sites. RIP dear RICK and know you were a hard worker and most importantly a true friend

Tim Whiteside

February 25, 2018

I will never forget the discussions I had with Rick over technology (of all types), family, personnel, USPS and life in general. Rick was a great friend and co-worker. I loved his mind and sense of humor. He was one of the hardest workers and kindest person I knew during my career.

Kenneth Nesper

February 25, 2018

Rick was the best kind of friend. He'd be there for you when you needed him, but he would tell you in no uncertain terms when he thought that you were wrong.
Our gang, as Carla put it, was together for nearly ten years. We came to trust each other even when we disagreed.
Reorganizations put us in different parts of IT, but we still would try to catch up on Friday afternoon phone calls. They petered out after I retired, much to my chagrin.
Rick had his share of medical issues. Now, he should be at peace.

Ray Morgan

February 25, 2018

Rick was an outstanding computer intellectual and problem solver! His sharp mind and dry humor enriched all who knew him. I am privileged to have had the opportunity to work with him and am deeply sorry that he's no longer with us. Sympathy and prayers for his family and friends.