Joe Weigel

Joe (Joseph) Weigel December 18, 1948 - May 16, 2015 Joseph A. Weigel, age 66, of Los Angeles California, died Saturday, May 16, 2015 in his home under the care of hospice after a very short but courageous battle with cancer.

Joe was born on December 18, 1948 in Oaks, North Dakota.

He received his B.A. Degree from North Dakota State University and his Master's Degree from Moorhead State University. He also attended the Seminary of Saint Paul for four years, and was ordained a priest in June of 1973. He later left the priesthood to pursue teaching.

After leaving Fargo, North Dakota in 1980, he taught at a catholic school in Springfield, Oregon for two years. He then went to California where he taught for two years in a Japanese school for gifted children in Bellflower, California. He later moved to the Los Angeles Unified School District, where he taught for the past 31 years. He was to retire on June 5, 2015.

His greatest hobby was square dancing. He was a member of Trailblazers, Bloomin Squares and Tinseltown Squares and frequently danced with other local Los Angeles area clubs. He loved to travel, go to the movies, plays, operas and museums as well as walking and hiking. Joe was known for his kindness, gentleness, sensitivity, and great love for his mother. He loved life, and was dedicated to teaching and learning.

You are invited to view and/or sign Joe's memorial book,


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