Donald William "Bill" Wingert, son of Robert B. and Thecla (Babbit) Wingert, was born December 1, 1933 at Dayton, Iowa. He received his education at Duncombe, Iowa; following graduation from Duncombe High School, he attended St. John's Seminary in Collegeville, Minnesota, as well as Mount St. Bernard Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa.
On June 4, 1960, Bill was ordained a Catholic priest at the Cathedral in Sioux City, Iowa. First Mass was celebrated at Duncombe, Iowa on June 6, 1960.
Over his years in the ministry, Fr. Wingert served as a Catholic priest in various parishes throughout the Iowa Diocese of Sioux City beginning June 4, 1960 until his retirement on July 15, 1993. He then settled in Hartley, Iowa where he resided until his death on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at the age of 83.
Celebration of Life
Fr. D. William "Bill" Wingert
Born ~ December 1, 1933
Died ~ July 1, 2017
Age ~ 83 years 7 months
Friday, July 7, 2017 ~ 11:00 a.m.
St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Celebrant ~ Most Reverend R. Walker Nickless
Organist ~ Nancy Rieck
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL
Processional ~ "Amazing Grace" #431
Gloria ~ "Glory To God" #879
LITURGY Of The WORD
First Reading: Wisdom 3: 1-6, 9
Responsorial Psalm ~ The Lord is my shepherd;
there is nothing I shall want.
Second Reading: Romans 6: 3-9
Gospel Acclamation ~ Alleluia
Gospel: Matthew 11: 25-30
LITURGY Of The EUCHARIST
Preparation of the Gifts: "Precious Lord, Take My Hand" #685
Holy, Holy, Holy #880
Memorial Acclamation ~ We Proclaim Your Death #881
Great Amen #884
Lamb of God #885
Communion Song: "On Eagle's Wings" #435
Song of Farewell: (Old Hundredth) #823
Recessional ~ "How Great Thou Art" #423
St. Cecilia's Catholic Cemetery