Jerry Lee Wiegel Jerry Lee Wiegel went home to be with his Lord and Savior on December 5, 2013 at the age of 65. Jerry was born in Louisville, Kentucky on January 28, 1948 to Frank Jr. and Mary Wiegel, and moved out to California with his family in the mid 1950's. Jerry graduated from South High School in 1966. He proudly served in the United States Army in the late 1960's. He worked for Lucky's and Albertson markets until his retirement. Throughout his life he enjoyed bowling, shooting pool, camping, hunting, fishing, and spending time with his friends at the racetrack. His greatest love of all was his children and grandchildren whom he would visit faithfully every year in Arkansas for months at a time. Jerry is survived by his daughter and her husband, Jennifer and Dennis Stepp of Clarksville, Arkansas; his son and his wife, Brian and Tina Wiegel of Clarksville, Arkansas; his sister, Pat Wiegel of Torrance, California; his ex-wife and friend, Rene Austin of Clarksville, Arkansas and ten grandchildren. A celebration of Jerry's life will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on Monday, December 9, 2013 at 6:00 pm. Per his request, guests are encouraged to dress casually, and in lieu of flowers, please make a donation in his memory to the American Cancer Society.

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  1. Dear grieving family,

    My wife and I are truly sorry for your tremendous loss and would like to express our condolences to the entire family. We cannot imagine the great pain and sorrow you are experiencing during this very difficult time. It is our sincere hope you find comfort in knowing that Jehovah has promised to “swallow up death forever” (Isaiah 25:8), and that he will resurrect our dear loved ones who have passed away. John 5:28.

  2. I am so proud and grateful for having you as my father!!! The way you touched so many lives amd having such great friends!!! I will miss having you here, but you will be always around whenever we think of you. Always putting a smile on our face and making sure we were laughing!! I LOVE YOU, DAD!!!

  3. The days will always be brighter because he existed. The nights will always be darker because he’s gone. And no matter what anybody says about grief and about time healing all wounds, the truth is: there are certain sorrows that never fade away until the heart stops beating and the last breath is taken away. Funniest person i’ve ever met. May you rest in peace.

  4. I’m glad to say I and my girls have a lot of wonderful memories that you brought to our life’s and they will never be forgotten papa Jerry ..’—I’ll never forget trying to teach you how to swim every year at the Motel..I remember the first time I jumped off the diving board,I think I was 4,you was lying back in the chair watching me,I always got up there and looked down at the water but that one time i decided to jump,I remember as soon as I did looking up at you jumping out of your chair so excited when I doggy paddled to the steps,you was so proud and so relieved I made it.. I’ll always remember all those fun times.. Thank you so much for being a part of my life and all the wonderful times we got to have together for so many years (35) they will always be cherished and never forgotten!!I love you and always remember you as my dad’ž

  5. You will always be the man i call DAD!!! You always taught me to be my own man and walk my own path!!! You showed me to be myself and great things will happpen. With those traits, i will take and carry on the legacy you portayed!!! I love you

  6. I am so Blessed to have you as my father-in-law. I know you may not be here on this earth with us anymore , but we will see each other again in a much better place. you are definitely a one of a kind and were loved by so many of my favorite things was the kisses on the forehead when I would give you a hug. Something so simple but it always meant so much. I love and miss you.

  7. Hey J-Dawg, I’m still at loss for words. I know that I haven’t shed this many tears for very many guys. I will miss you very much for a very long time, will think of you often. I’ll try to make it down to the club from time to time to shoot pool and the bull with guys just to remind them & me of the good times we had. Love you my friend.

  8. Dear Wiegel Family – I was very saddened when I found out that Jerry had passed. Many years ago, Jerry married my good friend Rene. We were actually all neighbors on Elmo and Beran St. My oldest sister Barb Fawley was in Jerry’s class. We all knew of each other. I am getting off track here and want to say what I came here to say. It’s not very often that two people who have been married to each other only to get a divorce – can remain good friends and continue to co-parent but Jerry and Rene did that. Jerry was an awesome father and grandfather as well as a good friend.. He continued to be very good to Rene. I just find all of that so rare in todays world. How nice it would be if all couples could act accordingly (respectful of each other) once they got divorced. Jerry’s passing is a huge loss to his family and friends. I never knew the witty side of Jerry until Facebook. Never knew Jerry loved to fish. ( I had been away from the neighborhood since our parents died in 1997) What really surprised me was learning that he loved to dress up as Santa Claus every year. I thought that was pretty neat. Jerry was a good guy and his presence will be greatly missed.. I believe in my heart that Jerry has reunited with his Dad, Mom, Betty and that he is free of pain. Just knowing he is no longer in pain is a true blessing. Pat, Kendra, Darrin, Rene, Brian, Tina, Jennifer and too many grandchildren to remember (names), Grandma Doreen you are ALL in my thoughts and prayers. Much Love, Kathy Fawley-Frankforter

  9. You were my world. I was always so happy to call you papa. Every 4th of July, i was excited because I was gonna see you. I cried when I found out you had gone and I didnt understand why God had taken you from me so early. I understand now and Ive come to terms that it was for the best. I will miss you every day and I will tell my baby about you so he/she knows what a great man you were. I love you and I’ll be missing you for the rest of my life. Cannot wait to see you again in heaven. <3

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