Obituaries for December 12, 2012

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Michael Weigum

Aug. 17, 1954 - Dec. 4, 2012

Michael Weigum died Dec. 4 at his Twain Harte home. He was 58.

Mr. Weigum was born Aug. 17, 1954, in Orange County, the son of Wally and Jackie Weigum.

He worked as a shipping clerk for Gallo Winery in Modesto for 33 years and retired in 2010. His interests included fishing and camping. He was a fan of the L.A. Dodgers and Oakland Raiders.

He is survived by his wife of nine years, Donna Sue Weigum, of Manteca; children, David Weigum and Michelle Weigum, both of Las Vegas, and Dustin Parker and Marcus Parker, both of Manteca; a sister, Kathy Bender, of Lodi; four grandchildren; and numerous other relatives.

A service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Lodi Memorial Park Cemetery. Heuton Memorial Chapel handled arrangements.

Joseph James Fraguero

Aug. 30, 1930 - Dec. 7, 2012

Angels Camp resident Joseph James Fraguero died Friday at Mark Twain St. Joseph's Hospital in San Andreas. He was 82.

Mr. Fraguero was born in Tuttletown to Edwina (McGinn) Fraguero and Lucian Fraguero.

He graduated from Sonora High School in 1948.

He worked as a lineman for PG&E for a few years before joining the military.

He was a private first class in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from March 1951 to December 1952. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

After the war, Mr. Fraguero returned to his work as a lineman for 37 years until retirement in 1986.

He also owned and operated a cattle ranch in Calaveras County. He was a member of the Calaveras County Cattle Association and the Calaveras County Farm Bureau. He was also a 4-H leader and a member of the Junior Livestock Committee.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time on his ranch.

Mr. Fraguero was preceded in death by his parents; and his brothers, Robert Fraguero, Louis Fraguero and John Fraguero.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Nelda Fraguero, of Angels Camp; his children and their spouses, Gary and Francene Fraguero, of Angels Camp, James Fraguero, of Douglas Flat, Katherine Reid, of Angels Camp, and Lettie and Randy Beeman, of Jamestown; his brother Larry Fraguero and his wife, Maryann, of Oakdale; his sister-in-law, Lois Fraguero, of Sonora; his grandchildren and their spouses, Greg and Carrissa Fraguero, of Angels Camp, Hannah and Mark Franz, of Angels Camp, Cody Reid, of La Grange, Cory Reid, of Wheatland; and Kyle Beeman, of Copperopolis, and one great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of choice.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home, 225 E. Rose St., Sonora. A chapel service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, also at Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home.

Burial will follow at Shaws Flat Cemetery.

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