Paul E. "Gene" Weicht was born March 4, 1939 to Joseph and Olive (Sharp) Weicht in Angola, Indiana. He graduated from Angola High School in 1957 and Indiana College of Mortuary Science in 1958. Gene became a licensed funeral director and embalmer in 1960. He had started in the business when his father passed away. Gene was 16 years old.
He married Susan J. Ulrich Nov. 1, 1963. They have three children, John J. Weicht, Beth Weicht Lee and Jeff E. Weicht and five grandchildren. Gene, along with his wife “Suzi,” his son John and daughter Beth, still run the business along with Angola Wearly Monuments.
He was a member of the National Guard, 38th Div. Rifle Team from 1959-1965; Life member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars; Benefactor Life Member of the NRA where he was awarded with the National Rifle Association Legion of Honor Award. He is a life member of the Ohio Gun Collectors Association; 32 Mason; Member of York Rite; Scottish Rite and Shrine Masonic Bodies; Past Worthy Patron, Order of Eastern Star; Past President of Pokagon Shrine Club; Past Noble Grand of I.O.O.F. He was a City Councilman from 1972-1980. He enjoys big game hunting and antique gun collecting.