Marlene “Kay” Weigang


Marlene “Kay” Weigang passed away peacefully on April 29, 2024, at Mill City Senior Living in Faribault, MN. She was born September 19,1934 to Carl and Margaret (Nebel) Norelius. Kay grew up in St. Paul, where she attended grade school. Carl moved his family to Hudson, WI where Kay attended and graduated High School. She went on to college at UW-River Falls. She worked at the First National Bank in St. Paul until united in marriage to Wayne Weigang from Amery, WI in November 1955. They operated their farm in Volga until retiring in 1982. She was an active member of the Homemaker’s Club and volunteered for many school and local activities. She enjoyed bowling with the other farm wives. She was always working on a craft project, including sewing, cross stich, crocheting and quilting. Reading was a passion; she was a regular at the Amery Library. She also took her grandchildren there when they visited, to share her passion with them. In her later years, when she was unable drive, the library brought the books to her. Kay and Wayne traveled the US, often on their motorcycle, pulling the trailer packed with camping gear. Even when the weather didn’t cooperate, Kay and Wayne hunkered down and endured the storms in their tent. They traveled to Germany and visited their German relation. They made their winter home in Brownsville, TX where they made many good friends and played a lot of cards. She absolutely loved the heat.

Kay was selfless and always put others ahead of her. She never wanted anyone to go out of their way for her. She was considerate and kind. Her family and friends will miss her with all of their hearts and cherish the times spent with her. Kay was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne; her parents; brothers, Roger and Allen Norelius; sisters-in-law, Mabel Smek and Fuddy Weigang; brothers-in-law, Gordon Schaefer and George Weigang; and nephew, Rick Norelius. She is survived by children, Roxanne (Kevin) Musolf of Dodge Center, MN, Lynn Raymond of Faribault, MN, and James Weigang of Amery, WI; grandchildren, Darrell (Grace) Johnson, Liza (Travis) Maxwell, and Curtis (Sarah) Musolf; great-grandchildren, Ethan, Andrew and Clara Howard and Eleanor and Louis Johnson. Kay also leaves sisters-in-law, Ruth Schaefer, Peg Norelius and Linda Norelius, her dear cousin, Donna Brandl, as well as other relatives and friends. Her family would like to thank all the staff at Mill City and Moments Hospice for the love and compassion that was given to Kay during her final days.

We honored her life on Monday, May 6th with a visitation at 9:30 with a service to follow at 10:30 at Mill City Senior Living in Faribault, MN, where Kay lived out her last year. Her final resting place is with her husband at Northern Wisconsin Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery.

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