Walter F. Weidig
Walter F. Weidig
  • December 2, 1922 - October 21, 2017
  • Metairie, Louisiana

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Walter F. Weidig, Jr. passed away at his residence surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the age of 94. Beloved husband of Gwendolyn Gilthorpe Weidig and the late Caroline Geraci Weidig. Son of the late Walter F. Weidig, Sr. and Rita Curien Weidig. Father of Dale Weidig Holifield (Curry), W. Paul Weidig (Jennifer) and Wayne J. Weidig. Stepfather of Billy Gilthorpe, Timothy Gilthorpe, Patti Barovechio, Kelly Burkenstock and Shawn Weese. Brother of the late Gladys W. Jones. Grandfather of Krista De Shea Weidig Toscher. Step-grandfather of Luci Dickinson Garten and J. M. “Mac” Dickinson. Step Great-grandfather of Delaney Hand, Jake Dickinson and Lacy Garten.

Mr. Weidig was a lifelong resident of New Orleans who served his country honorably during World War II in the Pacific Theater, after which he enjoyed a successful career at George H. Leihleitner Co. where he rose to the position of vice-president and member of the board.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Funeral Mass at LAKE LAWN METAIRIE FUNERAL HOME, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be private. Visitation will be on Tuesday, October 24 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

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