Eugene E. "Gene" Wiechec, 79, of East Tawas since 1993, died April 13, 2008. He was born July 9,1928, in Saginaw. Mr. Wiechec retired from Royal Oak Schools, where he was a teacher, attendance coordinator and night supervisor for Continuing Education. He earned his master's degree from Michigan State University and received credits from Grand Rapids St. Joseph Seminary and Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit. He student-taught in Grand Ledge and had his first teaching job at Resurrection Catholic Schools in Lansing. He then taught at Walter French Junior High School and worked at the Kellogg Center scheduling conferences. Mr. Wiechec also worked in public relations for Michigan Chiropractors and worked for a year with the American Chiropractic Association in plowa. He returned to Michigan to teach at Kimball High School for more than 28 years. Mr. Wiechec enjoyed jogging, hiking, cross-country skiing, watching sports and was interested in mystic, psychic and positive thinking. He enjoyed traveling with his wife and spending time with his grandchildren. Mr. Wiechec was a former volunteer at Tawas St. Joseph Hospital Spiritual Care, was a lector at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and Holy Family Church and provided Eucharistic ministry to homebound parishioners while a member at St. Dennis Catholic Church in Royal Oak. Surviving are his wife, Ilia Marie (McCuiag), whom he married Jan. 8, 1955; his children, John Wiechec of Morrison, Colo., Joseph Wiechec of Berkley, Gregory (Becky) Wiechec of Oak Park and Thomas (Sharon) Wiechec of Royal Oak; grandchildren Emily, Kelly, Stephanie, Stacy, Jodie and Hannah; many nieces and nephews; and in-laws Hazel and LeRoy Maberhy, Carolyn and Jay Ramsay and Wallace and Virginia McCuaig. He was predeceased by his parents, Leo and Suzanne (Sikorski) Wiechec. Visitation Thursday, 2-4 and 68 p.m. with a 7 p.m. rosary service, will be at Buresh & Kobs Funeral Home, Tawas. A funeral Mass, Friday, 11 a.m., will be at Holy Family Catholic Church, East Tawas.
Published in The Daily Tribune on April 15, 2008.
|< Prev||Next >|