Ann Marie Weege, 84, died on Sunday, May 23, 2021, at Wildflower Lodge Memory Care in Maple Grove, MN. At the end, she passed peacefully and was covered in prayer by her family and so many friends. She was born in Oconto, WI on June 2, 1936, the daughter of the late Francis Joseph Martineau and Gertrude Lucille (Schauer). Ann graduated from Oconto High School in 1954 and moved to Green Bay in 1956. While working for Zeise Construction, she met her future husband, the late Eugene (Gene) Weege, and the couple was married on June 22, 1957 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Oconto. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their family at Brett Favre’s Steakhouse in Green Bay in 2007.
Ann was a proud stay-at-home mom. In 1975, she started working as a Noon Hour Mother for the Green Bay School District. She became a full time Teacher’s Aide at Danz and Baird Elementary schools and retired in 2002. While working, she made lifelong friends in James Hoffman and Diane Churches. Ann once said that she was so lucky to have a job that she loved, and the hardest part was remembering all of the kids’ names so she called each one “Honey”! She could be anywhere and you would hear a little voice say, “There is Mrs. Weege” and a child would come and give her a big hug.
Ann had a servant’s heart. She was kind, caring, giving of her time, and there for anyone in need. From a drive to a hair or doctor’s appointment, providing comfort to a friend in the hospital, to offering to babysit your kids or watch your dog.
Her faith was constant throughout her life. Prayer was the answer to everything, even though God had to wonder why she was still such a worrier. She had a deep devotion to the Blessed Mother and prayed her rosary often. She enjoyed having her daily prayer books by her side.
Ann loved to talk to everyone. When she asked, “How are you?”, she was genuine and wanted to hear everything, which left Gene walking home from Ponderosa and church because he knew how long the conversation could be.
She loved her husband and adored her family, cherished her friends and neighbors, was a die-hard Packer fan, enjoyed being at all the kids sporting events and activities, had an affection for dogs, enjoyed reading, eating out, and, in her heart, 530 Fred Street will forever be home.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, Mariann (Bill) Sharp of Maple Grove, MN; Debbie (Gary) Harshberger of Carmel, IN; Mike (Julie Brox) Weege of Evergreen, CO; Mitch (Diane) Weege of Elk River, MN; Dianne (Gary) Ziebell of Combined Locks, WI; 11 grandchildren: Jonathon, Nicholas, and Christian Sharp; Sarah, Kendall, and Caitlin Harshberger; Mitchell and Noah Weege; Jordan, Taylor, and Kameron Ziebell; one greatgrandchild: Annabelle Sharp; her brother, Robert (Connie) Martineau and nieces and nephews. Ann is preceded in death by her husband, Gene Weege, their son Christopher Eugene Weege who died in 1964 and her brother, Tom (Yvonne) Martineau.
Our family would like to thank the caregivers at Wildflower Lodge Memory Care and Grace Hospice for their care and compassion for our mother.
Visitation will be at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 720 N. Baird Street, Green Bay on Friday, June 4, 2021 from 2:30 pm until the time of the Memorial Mass at 4:00 pm with Father Jose Lopez officiating. Malcore Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers and gifts, a memorial fund is being established. Proceeds will be used to support Grace Hospice and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.