November 9, 1931 ~ July 30, 2004

Born in: Terheijden, The Netherlands,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Jan M. Wiegman, 72, of 13 Stuart Circle, Asheville, died Friday, July 30, 2004, at his home. Mr. Wiegman was born in The Netherlands and was preceded in death by his first wife, Marianne B. Wiegman, who died in 2000, and by a son, George Wiegman, who died earlier this year. He was an architect and principle with Wiegman Associates and a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church where he served on the Planning Committee. His family includes his wife Jan R. Wiegman; two daughters, Rebecca Smith and her husband Roy of Charleston, SC and Monique Usher and her husband Mikell of Asheville; two sons, Vincent Wiegman and his wife Lisa of Asheville and Peter Wiegman and his wife Valerie of Wilmington; step-children, Karen and Dan Provencal of Pelham, NH, Carl and Cheryl Nicolosi of San Diego, CA and Kathryn Nicolosi, a recent graduate of FSU; a brother, Jos Wiegman and his wife Wilhelmina of New Hampshire; a sister, Marij Neyens-Wiegman of the Netherlands; seven grandchildren, Susannah and Noah Smith, Erik and Anna Usher, Jacob Wiegman, and Jordan and Sydney Wiegman; two step-grandchildren, Abigail and Ty Provencal. In honor and tribute to his committment to the Saint Joan of Arc building project, the Memorial Mass and Celebration of Jan’s Life will be conducted outdoors at 1:00 pm Monday at the site of the new Saint Joan of Arc Church on Asbury Road in Candler with the Reverend Father John M. Pagel officiating. All are invited to bring chairs to the service. Turn right at the Enka red light at First Citizens Bank, go 1.3 miles to the site on the right. The family will receive friends from 7:00-8:30 pm Sunday with a Rosary at 8:30 at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Avenue. Memorials may be made to the St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church Building Fund, 919 Haywood Road, Asheville, NC 28806.

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  1. May God continue to give you His peace that passes all understanding during this time. Sincerely Julia Palmer, Secretary, W&I Charlotte

  2. Vincent, Rebecca, Monique, and Peter:
    My dad just told me about your dad and I just wanted to let you know how sorry I am for you. Your dad has been an inspiration to mine since my mom died. Dad and Julie have had such fun times with your dad and Jan, playing bridge and going to the lake. My prayers are with you all.
    Joanne (Rothweiler) Trammel

  3. Again my thoughts, love and prayers are with all of you.

    Time will heal sorrow, but loving memories of Jan, you will always share.

    May the sun shine again soon in your lives.

  4. Becky, Monique, Vince, and Pete,
    I cannot begin to imagine the pain and loss that each of you are feeling, especially after the loss of your brother. My heart and my prayers go out to you and your families.
    All my love,
    Diane Mitchel

  5. I only met Jan last year in 2003, but it was through an act of generosity and genuine care for someone in need. I work with his wife Jan. When she found out that I was living out of a suitcase after just moving up from Louisiana ahead of my wife and kids, Jan and Jan had me stay in their home for a couple of weeks until I found more permanent quarters. I was truly a stranger, and they took me in. May the God who remembers bless Jan and Jan.
    Our prayers and thanks and heartfelt sympathies are with you.
    John & Mary Wahl
    Daniel, Jennifer, Natalie, Benjamin, Deborah, Timothy, Rebecca, Jesee, and Rachel

  6. During the 1970’s I chaired building committees at Warren Wilson College to construct Jan’s two largest buildings there. From the first meeting I liked him, and after hundreds of hours of work together I came to admire him, both as a person and as an architect. His lovely buildings will long remind us of him and he will be missed.What a fine man!

  7. Vince, Becky, Monique & Peter:
    We are truly sad in the loss of your father and want to extend our feelings to let you all know that we are thinking of you and can only hope that your pain will lessen with time with the wonderful memories of Jan. We will keep you in our prayers.
    Our sympathy to you all,
    Rick & Cindy

  8. Jan, I am so sorry for you loss. My prayers are with you. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you or your family.

  9. I have thought often of this wonderful man whom I met only once. He provided the architectural drawings and performed the beautiful remodeling of 120 College St. in Asheville, which used to be the Paramount Theater where I watched movies as a child in the 50’s.

    Such a talent and such beautiful work by a lovely man. Thank you, Mr. Wiegman! And thanks to all his loved ones for sharing him with us.


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