Frank C. WeikingerSausage makerFrank C. Weikinger, a...


April 04, 1993

Frank C. Weikinger

Sausage maker

Frank C. Weikinger, a retired sausage maker for meat-packing firms in Washington, died Thursday of heart disease at Fallston General Hospital. He was 96.

He moved to Towson after he retired in 1960 after working 30 years for the Briggs Meat Packing Co. He earlier worked for the Auth Meat Packing Co., which went out of business.

Born in Wurzburg in Bavaria, Germany, he served in the German army in an artillery unit during World War I. He was wounded three times and was awarded decorations, including the Iron Cross.

He worked briefly for the German government and then for a wholesale cloth company before he came to the United States in 1923 and settled in Washington.

He was a member of the Washington Sangerbund, the Baltimore Arian and for more than 50 years of the Nordostliche Sangerbund of Amerika.

Services were to be conducted at 5 p.m. today at the Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

He is survived by his wife, the former Wally Friedrich; a daughter, Charlotte Weikinger Pine of Baldwin; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Hilda I. Barnes

Long-time churchwoman

Hilda Irene Barnes, a long-time Baltimore churchwoman whose family included 115 direct descendants, died Tuesday of kidney failure at the home of a daughter in northeastern Baltimore. She was 82.

Starting in 1946, when the woman many knew as "Mother Barnes" joined the Mount Carmel Baptist Church in South Baltimore, she devoted her life to work in churches as a layperson.

A few years later, she became one of the first members of the Shiloh Christian Community Church, which was established as a replacement for the Mount Carmel Church by the late Rev. George W. Baynard. Mrs. Barnes also was a stewardess and usher for the new church.

In 1980, Mrs. Barnes transferred her membership to the Christian Life Fellowship Baptist Church, now known as Sanctuary Church, in West Baltimore, which was run by Elder Stanley Butler, the husband of one of her granddaughters.

There, she was responsible for teaching the church's deaconesses how to set, prepare and clean communion utensils.

A native of the Earleigh Heights area in Anne Arundel County, Mrs. Barnes moved to Baltimore with her family in 1932 and lived in South Baltimore most of her life.

In 1943, she and William Barnes were married. He died in 1969.

Services for Mrs. Barnes will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Good Shepherd Baptist Church, 3459 Park Heights Ave.

She is survived by five daughters, Annie Barnes, Catherine Barnes, Shirley Watson, Jean Guest and Hilda Barnes, all of Baltimore; two sons, Gilbert Barnes of Baltimore and William Barnes Jr. of Jessup; three sisters, Thelma Richardson of Selma, N.C., and Dorthea Williams and Audrey Crosby, both of Baltimore; a brother, Irvin Spriggs of Baltimore; 32 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren.

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