Harold Theodore Weinzapfel was the eldest of seven children, born on August 28, 1935, and died peacefully on May 18, 2013, with his family surrounding him.

Weinzapfel was a life-long resident of Saint Philip, Ind., where he was a community leader and a founding member of the Marrs Township Volunteer Fire Department in 1962. He was a co-chairman of the building committee, which culminated in the new Saint Philip Catholic Church building in 2000. He was also a life-long member of the Saint Philip Menís Club and the Saint Philip Conservation Club. As a young man, Harold enjoyed playing and coaching Double I League Baseball. He continued to be a life-long Cardinals fan, and was cheered by a Cards win even during his illness.

Weinzapfel was an avid hunter and fisherman. For nearly 40 years, his brothers, son, nephews, and friends went on an annual pheasant hunting trip to Kansas, as well as a spring fishing weekend in southern Indiana. Farming traditions carried Harold through his life Ė from splitting wood in the winter to finding morels in spring to harvesting soybeans in the fall. He was a successful and respected farmer; from a life lived on the land which his forebears had owned for 160 years.

Surviving Weinzapfel are his wife of 57 years, Roselle (Roy) Weinzapfel, a daughter Connie Weinzapfel, a son Stan G. Weinzapfel (Tami Smith) of Terre Haute, and his grandson Andrei Parrent, with whom he enjoyed much time on the farm. Also surviving are his brother Ralph Weinzapfel (Sylvia), sisters Esther Stofleth (Michael), Dorothy Weinzapfel, Agnes Weinzapfel O.S.B., and sister-in-law Betty Weinzapfel, in addition to many nieces and nephews.

 

Predeceasing Weinzapfel were his parents Alfred and Magdalen Weinzapfel, a sister Mary Catherine, his brother Wilfred, and his son-in-law, James Parrent, Jr.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 21 from 2 until 7:30 p.m. at Pierre Funeral Home, 2601 W. Franklin St. in Evansville. A special prayer service will be held at 5 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be led by the Rev. David Fleck and the Rev. Gordon Mann at Saint Philip Catholic Church at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 23. Friends may visit with the family at the church at 9 a.m.