George H. “Skeeter” Wegener

Alton | Sunday, October 14 2012

George H. “Skeeter” Wegener, 86, passed away at 11:19 pm on Sunday, October 14, 2012 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.


He was born on July 2, 1926, in Alton, the son of the late Henry F. & Mary T. (Walter) Wegener.

He married Virginia (Springman) in 1948 at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church, and she preceded him in death on July 2, 1980.  He then married Frances M. (Boutrous) Crivello on November 5, 1982, at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church.  She survives.

George attended Marquette High School in Alton.  He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.  George was co owner of Wegener Grocery Store Inc. with his family; he was involved for 53 years, retiring in 1995.

He was an active and life time member of Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Alton, where he was involved in the St. Vincent DePaul Soc. and several other activities in the church.  He said the rosary at Rose Wood Care Center in Alton.  In his youth, he loved to ride motor cycles, hunt, and fish with his father.  He also loved to travel and work in his yard, and was a St. Louis Cardinals fan.

He is survived by a son, Christopher John Wegener of Alton; one brother and his wife, Dave & Shirley Chris Wegener of Godfrey; two sisters, Charlotte Schneider and Mary Malone, both of Godfrey; step children, Barbara Crivello Cass & husband Richard Dimond of Springfield, IL, and Jeffrey Crivello of Ogden Utah; four step children, Carroll Cass, Megan Crivello, Tia & husband Chad Murray, and Devon & husband Landon Flint, and many nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm Wednesday, October 17, 2012 with a Rosary Service at 3:30 pm at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Alton.

Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 am on Thursday, October 18, 2012, at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic church.

Burial will be at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Godfrey with full military rites being performed by the Alton VFW Post 1308.

Memorials may be made to: St. Vincent DePaul Society at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church, or Masses, and/or a Charity of one’s choice.

Online tributes and condolences can be found at

Obit Provided By:
Staten, Fine & Burke Funeral Home

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