Greg Richard Wegner

Chelan, Washington 

Greg Richard Wegner, age 68, of  Chelan, Wash., passed away peacefully on August 9, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Greg was born on December 1, 1950, to parents Herbert “Bud” and Melba “Jean” Wegner. He spent his early years in Bothell, Wash., and moved with his family to Snohomish, Wash., in 1963. He graduated from Snohomish High School in 1969, where he was a star football player, member of the FFA, and Marine Corps JROTC. 
Soon after, he married his high school sweetheart, Karen  Imsland. They recently celebrated their 50th wedding  anniversary with a family party on Camano Island,  Wash. 
Greg  worked for Boeing and General Telephone (GTE) over 5 years  and then attended WSU, earning a B.Sc. in Agricultural  Economics in 1976. After brief residences in Lacey, Wash.,  Medford, Oregon, and Hemet, Calif., where he worked for Albers  Milling Company, he returned to Snohomish, and worked again for  GTE, which later became Verizon. It was in Snohomish that he created his hobby farm. Over time, he raised a menagerie of  farm animals, kept bees, and gardened. He loved doing tractor  work and getting manure on his boots. His longtime dream of  living in Eastern Washington came true when he became Verizon Area Manager for Central Washington in 1993, and  then moved to Chelan, Wash. Greg was an avid outdoor  sportsman and enjoyed all types of hunting, fishing, camping, and boating on Lake Chelan. He shared his passion with many  friends and family members, by hunting or fishing in Alaska,  Canada, Idaho, Montana, and Washington, as well as traveling  to Chile and Germany. 
Greg will be greatly missed. He had a contagious sense of  humor and a kind heart, which was reflected in his beautiful  smile. We thank God for his life and influence, and know that  heaven welcomed him with open arms. 
He is survived by his wife, Karen of Chelan, Wash.; son, Tim (Judy) of Kenmore, Wash.; daughters: Jennifer (Shawn) Desy of Wenatchee, Wash., and Sarah (Jeremy) Scribner of Springfield, Virginia; grandchildren: Adler, Auden, and Amory Bailey Wegner, Dylan and Rilen Desy, and Reagan, Kellen, and Evie Scribner; brother, Gary Wegner of Walpole, ME; and sister, Merrilee Pollak of Pucon, Chile. 
We sincerely thank the Chelan EMTs, Chelan Fire  Department, and Chelan County Sherriffs Department for their heroism and expert help. In addition, the doctors, nurses, and  staff at Central Washington Hospital gave Greg and our family  exceptional care. They were angels as well as heroes. God  bless all of you. 
A Celebration of Life Service will take place on Monday,  November 11, 2019, at 1:00 p.m., at Grace Lutheran Church,  1408 Washington St., Wenatchee, Wash. In lieu of flowers,  please make donations to the Association for Frontotemporal  Degeneration (AFTD), www.theaftd.org, WSU CAHNRS  Scholarship Fund, https://foundation.wsu.edu/give/,or a  charity of your choice. 
Arrangements are assisted by Chapel of  the Valley, Wenatchee, Wash.

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