Lewiston Morning Tribune|
Thursday, December 24, 1942
Herman Wegner Dead, Victim Of Paralysis
Herman L. Wegner, 63, owner of the Wegner Machine Co. at Eighteenth street and Carson avenue, died at 10:15 last night at St. Joseph's hospital of paralysis. He was stricken two weeks ago.
He was a native of Minnesota, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wegner. His parents were among the early settlers of Potlatch ridge in the vicinity of Cameron. Thirty years ago Mr. Wegner and P. F. Spekker, Lewiston, formed a partnership. They operated general stores at Cameron, later at Southwick, Gifford, Colton and at Asotin. Eighteen years ago they took over the business established here in the '60s by Joe Alexander and continued it four years, then being wiped out by fire. He then engaged in the foundry business here. He was unmarried.
Survivors include the following brothers and sisters: Carl Wegner, Fairfield, Wash.; Arthur Wegner, Los Angeles, now in Lewiston; Albert Wegner, Wenatchee; August Wegner, Cameron; Adolph, druggist at Craigmont; Mrs. Augusta Rogers, Moscow; Mrs. Lizzie Mellison, Clarkston, and Mrs. Carl Spiering and Mrs. Mollie Biegler, both of Arlington, Minn.
The body is at the Brower-Wann chapel. Funeral arrangements are pending.