Weldon C. "Wimpy" Brechtel, Sr. age 85, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2018.
He was the beloved husband of Mildred "Millie" Powell Brechtel for the past 59 years. He is a parishioner of St. Andrew's the Apostle Church. He served two years in the Air Force in Albuquerque, New Mexico during the Korean War. He retired from New Orleans Police Department and also retired as a U.S. Customs Inspector. He loved being with his family and grandchildren. He was an avid fan of the New Orleans Saints and Tulane. He loved playing golf, bowling and played softball and flag football
in a US Customs league. He most of all loved watching the horse races at the New Orleans Fairgrounds.
Father of Weldon Brechtel, Jr. (Ellen) and Elizabeth Brechtel Manning (Perry) He is survived by his four grandchildren, Megan Brechtel Costa (Jeremy), Perry Manning, Jr. (Mary Grace),Elizabeth Brechtel Johnson (Brandon) and Amber Manning Hale (Glenn, Jr.) He is also survived by 5 great grandchildren
Sadie Hale, Harper Manning, Colette Costa, Lorelai Johnson, and Glenn Hale, III. He is also survived by his sister, Iris Brechtel and brother-n-laws Morris Powell (Olga) and Glennon Powell (Connie) and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He is pre-deceased by his parents Warren C. and Jennie Ernst Brechtel, brother Warren J. Brechtel, Sr. (Marilyn). We would also like to thank the wonderful nurses and staff at Wynhoven Healthcare and Notre Dame Hospice for providing him with loving care.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Memorial Service at Greenwood Funeral Home, 5200 Canal Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124 on Monday, September 17th visitation will begin at 11:00 am and a Funeral Mass to be held at the funeral home at 1:00 pm. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The American Diabetes Association.