Bessie (Sak) Wegner passed away quietly on the morning of Tuesday, December 15, 2020, due to complications of COVID-19, at HealthSource Saginaw.
Bessie was born on February 26, 1923 in New Lothrop, MI. Bessie was the 4th oldest of eight children born to the late Elizabeth (Pribil) and Jerry Sak. She and her family moved to Birch Run in 1935 and then to Bridgeport in 1938. She attended Elementary School and High School in Bridgeport, completing the 10th Grade. She attended Saginaw Beauty College from 1943 until 1945, receiving a degree in general Cosmetology. Bessie married Ernest A. Wegner in 1947 upon his return from World War II and settled in Saginaw. Ernest worked for Saginaw Products and then Sears & Roebuck & Company. Bessie and Ernest had a son, Daniel E. Wegner, born in 1950, and a second son, Bruce E. Wegner born in 1952. Bessie and Ernest moved to Lansing in 1951 where Ernest took a job with the Bishop Furniture Company. In 1954 Bessie hired into Fisher Body in Flint, where she worked for 34 years, retiring in 1989. Bessie moved back to Saginaw in 1955 and remained a life-long resident of Saginaw County.
Bessie is survived by her sons, Daniel E. (Mary) Wegner and Bruce E. Wegner; grandchildren, Teer (Enoch) Davis, Jeffrey and Brian Wegner; great granddaughters, Dakota Lyons and Chloe Davis, great-great granddaughter, Aberdeen Lyons; sisters, Irene (Sak) Schroeder and Lorraine (Sak) Arlt; brother, Jerry (Patsy) Sak; several nieces, nephews and special friends of family, Christy LLamas and Jack Frost. Bessie was predeceased by her siblings and in-laws, Charles (Wanda) Sak, Ester (Ray) Ambrose, Lillian (Carl) Nagel, Martha (Dale) Gibbs, her granddaughter, Rachel V. Wegner, nieces, Karen (Nagel) Joy and Susan Schroeder, and nephew, Carl Jay Nagel.
Funeral service will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 20, 2020, at W. L. Case and Company, 4480 Mackinaw Road. Pastor Rob Schmidt will officiate. Friends may visit with the family on Sunday from 12:00 Noon until the time of service. Private entombment will take place at Oakwood Mausoleum. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Our Savior Lutheran Church. Pursuant to the current state orders indoor building capacity is limited, face masks are required, and social distancing encouraged. We appreciate everyone’s efforts to help stop the spread of covid-19 in our community.