Paul David Weigel, 91, of Kansas City, Missouri died Monday, November 15, 2021. Dave was born August 1, 1930, in Manhattan, Kansas. The family of his mother, Marie, were Free State abolitionists in Kansas while his father, Paul, came from New York to Kansas State University to teach in the architecture program. Dave graduated from K-State in 1953 with degrees in business and journalism, having served as editor of the Royal Purple and member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. At K-state, he also met Elizabeth (Betsy) Horridge, and they married in 1954. Following several years as an oil and gas leasing agent in Ohio and Indiana, they moved to Kansas City and built a home across from Betsys parents, where they lived for nearly 60 years. Dave joined the Bankers Life, later Principal Financial Group, as an agent and attained his CLU and ChFC designations, continuing to work throughout his life.
Dave was an avid outdoorsman and particularly enjoyed fly fishing and elk hunting. He and Betsy travelled extensively all over the world but had a particular affinity toward Tuscany. Dave enjoyed learning about and collecting wine, and he eagerly pulled from the cellar for any guests at their house.
Dave is survived by his wife of 67 years, Betsy, son Paul (Mac), brother John Weigel (Mary), sister-in-law Kathy Smith, nieces Sibley Frye (Eric), Vicki McGrane (Pat) and Terry West (Orrin), nephews Seth Smith (Mindy) and John Weigel (Robyn), grandnieces Allison and Elizabeth Frye and eight grandnieces and nephews and their families outside Kansas City.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, November 30th, 2021, at 3:00 pm at Central United Methodist Church, 5144 Oak KCMO. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Paul Weigel Scholarship Fund at KSU (c/o Paul David Weigel memorial), Lalmba International (a favorite charity of Daves), Harvesters, or a favorite charity.
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SERVICES Memorial Service
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Central United Methodist Church 5144 Oak Kansas City, Missouri 64112