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Sad News – Carl Wegner

Carl David Wegner, age 70 of Markesan, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday, April 15, 2019. Carl was born on February 19, 1949, in Waukesha County, a son of Raymond and Margarite (Moll) Wegner. On May 15, 1971, he was united in marriage to Jane Semrow at St. James Catholic Church in Menomonee Falls. In 1974, Carl and Jane moved to a farm outside of Markesan and started Wegner Automotive in 1975. He had a passion for engines and racing from a young age, assembling and disassembling his first engine at 14 in his parent’s basement. Carl was an innovator, always seeking ways to make engines more affordable and looking out for short track racing in Wisconsin.(Markesan Community Funeral Home). Wegner Engines have competed in nearly every NASCAR division. Most notably winning multiple championships in the BUSCH Grand National series. Wegner short track Engines have won championships on asphalt and dirt throughout the United States. (4-20-2019)