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.
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 MagdalenWeinzapfel, 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 at Pierre Funeral Home, 2601 W. Franklin St. in Evansville. A special prayer service will be held at The Mass of Christian Burial will be led by the Rev.
David Fleck and the Rev. Gordon Mann at Saint Philip Catholic Church at on Thursday, May 23. Friends may visit with the
family at the church at