Traverse City Record-Eagle


March 16, 2014

Mary Cecile Wiegand

TRAVERSE CITY — Mary Cecile Wiegand, 66, of Traverse City, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014, in St. Louis, Mo. Cecile was born on July 25, 1947, in Traverse City, to Donald and Helen (Hughart) Pratt.

She married Bruce R. Wiegand on Sept. 13, 1969, in the Martha Mary Chapel in Greenfield Village, Dearborn. Together they lovingly raised two beautiful daughters.

She attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, and was an honors graduate of Michigan State University.

She was later a mortgage loan officer and branch manager at Provident Federal Savings & Loan in Peoria, Ill., and Citizens Savings & Loan in Painesville, Ohio. Her husband Bruce’s career with Caterpillar, Inc. led them to live in Peoria, Painesville, Geneva, Switzerland, and Kobe, Japan.

She enjoyed travel, gardening, sewing, church work, genealogy and decorating arts. She and her husband remodeled several homes and helped rebuild their retirement home on West Grand Traverse Bay.

Cecile was a member of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants and was related to several Mayflower passengers. She was active in the Japan America Women of the Kansai, a community and service organization in Kobe.

A lifelong Christian Scientist, she belonged to the churches where they lived and was currently a member of First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Traverse City.

Surviving Cecile are her husband, Bruce; daughters, Catherine Wiegand and Alison (Chad) Reid; brothers, Kenneth Pratt and Bruce Pratt; her parents, Donald and Helen Pratt; and many other loving family members and friends.

A celebration of Cecile’s life will take place at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Traverse City.

Please visit to share your memories of Cecile.

The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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