Walter F. Weidig, age 81, of Lakemoor passed away on July 15, 2021. Born in Chicago, IL, however his happiest years were spent in his home in McHenry. With his passion for flying, he became an avid aviator and through his membership with EAA, he volunteered with the Young Eagles program. He was thrilled to pass along his excitement for flying to a younger generation by introducing children to the world of aviation. He also enjoyed nature and gardening. He loved and adored his family and friends, especially making memories to cherish for a lifetime.
Walter is survived by his younger brother: James (Barbara); his beloved children: Steve (Pina) Weidig, Sue (Doug) Murray, Julie (Mike) Ropa; step-children: Thomas J. (Joanne) Botten Jr. and Cindy (Edward) Dragosh; grandchildren: Andrew and Blair Weidig, Tyler, Alexa and Brad Murray, Katie and Jessica Ropa, TJ Botten, Cassie and Mikayla Dragosh.
Preceded in death by his cherished wife: Darleen (Nee Susanke) Weidig; his father, Gerhart Weidig; mother, Florence (Nee Nichols) Weidig; brother, Edward Weidig; and first wife Helen (Nee Gianni) Weidig.
Per Walter’s wishes, cremation rites will be respectfully addressed and no services will be held. The family requests those who wish to express sympathy to consider making a donation to their favorite charity in Walter’s name.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Justen Funeral Home & Crematory. For mor information please contact the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends and loved ones may share memories of Walter on his tribute wall.