May 4, 1958 ~ June 20, 2020

Born in: Waukesha, WI
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Jeffrey Scott Wegner was called to his heavenly home on Saturday, June 20, 2020, in Asheville, NC, after a battle with HLH.

He dedicated his life to serving the Lord as a Lutheran School teacher. His family, friends, and students will always remember the faith that he shared in all aspects of life. He was a devoted husband to Donna and a loving father to Ben and Will. He was also a son, brother, and uncle. Jeff was loved by all who knew him, because of his joy for life. He lived life with a smile on his face.

Jeff’s passion was teaching children and sharing his faith in Christ Jesus. He was a kind and soft-spoken man who always had time to answer a question, help solve a problem, or help someone in need. He loved sports and often coached a variety of teams for his schools. Jeff enjoyed the recreations of fishing, golf, and especially loved going on an annual fishing trip to Wisconsin. He will be dearly missed by his loved ones who find comfort knowing that Jeff is with his Savior in heaven.

Jeff was born in Waukesha, WI, to Armin and Vera (Ropeter) Wegner on May 4, 1958. He graduated from Racine Lutheran High School in 1977 and then completed his education with a Bachelors of Arts from Concordia College in St. Paul, MN in 1983. He married Donna McCormac on June 21, 2003 and became father to Benjamin Conine and William Conine. He began his teaching ministry at First Lutheran in Chattanooga, TN, and also served at St. Mark, Kaneohe, HI, as well as Trinity in Orlando, FL and in recent years Emmanuel in Asheville, NC. His favorite subject to teach was History (Civil War). He was especially good at connecting with middle-school students.

Jeff and his wife Donna enjoyed time with family and friends, traveling, and fishing. They were the model of a Christ-centered marriage.

A private family service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 26, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. Pastor Dr. Michael R. McFarland will officiate.

Those wishing to participate from a distance, may watch a recording of the service at

Jeff is preceded in death by his father, Armin, and his mother, Vera, as well as brother, Donald.

Jeff is survived by and will be deeply missed by his wife of 17 years, Donna; sons, Benjamin Conine and William Conine; brothers, John Wegner (d. Donna Wegner), Richard Wegner (Jane Wegner), and Edward Wegner (Bonnie Wegner); sister-in-law, Virginia Wegner; nieces and nephews, Jessica Wegner, Brooke Wegner, Brandon Wegner, Tory Wegner Hendrix, Ronald Wegner, Christine Kent, Toni Wegner, Denise Eckes, Doug Wegner, and Mary Ann Wegner and several great-nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers or other expressions of sympathy, donations may be directed to the family to assist with funeral and medical expenses.

“Well done, good and faithful servant.” Matthew 25:21


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


Private Service: June 26, 2020 11:00 am

Emmanuel Lutheran Church
51 Wilburn Place
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. Praying for your family during this very difficult time. Jeff was such a special person. He shared his love for Christ with everyone around him. I am thankful for the impact he had on so many lives. Rest In Peace Jeff. Job well done!

  2. You touched so many lives in your career and in your huge giving heart. You will be greatly missed by so many and we love you always.

  3. Deepest Sympathy to Jeff’s Family. I went to high school with Jeff and have fond memories of him and my twin brother Pete.

  4. So very sorry for your loss. Jeff is in Heaven with loved ones, and although missed you will see him again! Prayers for comfort to you all! Hugs from WI

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time! Jeff was a truly kind hearted person that brought a smile to everyone he met! ❤ May God wrap his loving arms around you all and give you peace! Rich, Amy, Noah, Hannah and Sam

  6. Praying that Heavenly Father’s Spirit will be with you as you grieve. We send you prayers of healing and comfort during this time of loss.

  7. We are shocked and saddened. Family time was spent remembering Mr. Wegner and our special memories and times with him. The faith and knowledge he shared with our family was priceless and everlasting.

  8. You were always an inspiration to the children and how a Christian life could be led. Your role model to others will always be remembered.

  9. You will be dearly missed. You were an amazing teacher and mentor to my son Jacob. Much love and prayers going out to your family.

  10. You were the kindest, most humble man I have ever met. Your love for children was contagious. Your love for Christ was evident in everything you did. Well done, good and faithful servant. Peace and love to you Donna, Ben and Will.


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