Berthold “Bert” Wiegand, 99 years old, from Ooltewah, Tennessee, passed away on Monday January 3, 2022, surrounded by family.
He was born on June 9, 1922 in Frankfurt, Germany, and emigrated to Long Island, New York, in 1949.
He and his wife owned and operated Campbell’s Bake Shop in Brentwood, NY, until 1989. In 1996, they moved to Ooltewah. Bert was a master baker, famous for his New York style cheesecake, who loved to share his pastries with his neighbors and friends.
For almost 20 years, Bert participated in the Memorial Hospital Lunch Program through St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, where he donated baked goods to various waiting rooms.
He was a sports enthusiast who loved his “home” team Eintracht Frankfurt Soccer Club, as well as his beloved New York Yankees. Bert enjoyed golf, bowling, tennis, swimming and skied until he was 80 years old.
He was predeceased by his wife, Johanna.
He is survived by his children, Gabriele Cheney, Barbara (Rich) Kramer, Bert (Erin) Wiegand and Johanna (Bill) Sandreuter. “Opa” is survived by her grandchildren Paul Cheney, Caroline DeMille, Stephen Kramer, Erika Taylor, Richard Kramer, Christina Angione, Jessica Stephan, Gabrielle Wiegand, Bert Wiegand, Sienna Wiegand, Declan Wiegand, Stefan Sandreuter, Kirstin Sandreuter, as well as her great-grandchildren, Brian, Brooke, Hadley, Johnny, Jack and Cooper.
The family would like to especially thank their caretakers over the past few weeks for their kindness to our father, and a special thank you to their hospice nurse, Kathy Higgins, of Kindred Hospice for her professionalism, compassion and dedication to Bert. over the past two years.
A funeral service will be held at M. Olivet cemetery on Monday January 10 at 1 p.m., officiated by Fr. Manuel Pérez.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.
Arrangements are made by the East Brainerd Chapel of the Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematorium & Florist, 8214 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421.
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