Rex Weinberg, age 89 of Kline’s Resort, Three Rivers died Sunday, April 11, 2010 at the Three Rivers Health Emergency Room. He was born in Vicksburg on April 1, 1921 the son of the late Watson and Zella (Davis) Weinberg. After high school, Rex worked at the Parchment Paper Mill before he met and married Frances Marker on Aug. 16, 1941 in Kalamazoo. Rex was a farmer in the Vicksburg and Mendon area, later settling at a home on Hampton Road. He and his wife operated a dry-cleaning and laundry business, and a John Deere farm equipment and lawn & garden center in Vicksburg for several years. He was a member of the St. Joseph County Farm Bureau, and had served on the Board of Directors for the Federal Land Bank. He was a 50 year member of the West Mendon United Methodist Church, and had spent the past several winters in Florida.
Rex is survived by his wife, Frances; a son and daughter in law, Ron & Pat Weinberg of Mendon; Son in law, Parick Jergens of Three Rivers; five grandchildren, Sheli Cupp (Doug) of Three Rivers, Troy Weinberg (Sandra) of Three Rivers, Jeff Jergens (Elizabeth) of Sturgis, Robin Parks (Mark) of Mendon, and Tim Jergens (Tonya) of Mendon; 20 great-grandchildren; one brother, Wilber Weinberg (Ruth) of Mendon: a sister, Lois Henry (Dick) of Glen Arbor, MI; brother in law, Wayne Marker; sisters in law, Mary Roberts and Maxine York; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Lyle and Wilson; and by a daughter, Carolyn Jergens.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday (today) at the Eickhoff Funeral Home in Mendon. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday April 14, 2010 at the West Mendon United Methodist Church with Pastor Ward Pierce officiating. Burial will be in Mendon Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the church. An online register is available and condolences may be left at www.eickhofffuneralhome.com