Adolph Wegehaupt


Adolph Emil Wegehaupt was born February 28, 1928 near Dimock, SD to Adolf and Bertha (Schnell) Wegehaupt. He graduated high school in Mitchell, SD and received his bachelor’s degree from Concordia College in Seward, NE. After graduating from Seward, Adolph had teaching/principal assignments in Clover, ID, Freeman, SD and Columbia, SD.

He met his wife, Dolores L. Reinke while at his first teaching assignment in Clover, ID. They were wed August 19, 1955. From this union their four children were born. In 1968 the family relocated to Mitchell, SD where they owned and managed Midwest Christian Supply.

Adolph’s love for music was exceeded only by his love for Christ and family. He was an active charter member of Resurrection Lutheran Church where he sang and directed the church choir. He was also a long-time member of the Mitchell Barbershop Chorus, where he remained an honorary member until the end.

Grateful for having shared his life are his children, Lavonne Krcil-Mitchell,SD, Mark (Joni) Wegehaupt-Sioux Falls, SD, Daniel (Valerie) Wegehaupt - Oswego,IL and Diane (Rick) McGonigle - Winona, MN. He greatly cherished his grandchildren: Danielle Krcil, Tara (Malachi) Berens, Tyler Wegehaupt, Alexandra (Kris) Morris, Evan (Zoe) Wegehaupt, Mikala Krcil and Nathan Wegehaupt, and great grandchildren: Blaze, Brix and Lux Berens; Aurea and Taige Larsen and Marlow Morris. He is also survived by one sister in law, Rose Meier, and many nieces and nephews.

Adolph was preceded in death by his wife, Dolores, his parents, all of his siblings and their spouses, five sisters in law, four brothers in law, three nephews and a niece.

Service will be held on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at Resurrection Lutheran Church at 11:00 am. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the time of service. Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery. Arrangements by Will Funeral Chapel.

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