Tributes continued to pour in for 38th Circuit Judge Michael A. Weipert, who died Thursday pursuing a short ailment. In this article a handful of comments.
Probate Decide Cheryl Lohmeyer
“As we all occur to terms with the sudden loss of these kinds of an impactful member of our courthouse community, I wanted to share this tribute.
In spite of his difficult exterior, there are so several times that showed the caring particular person he was. I recall back when I was an APA and he was the elected prosecutor, and I identified as him up on Thanksgiving night. I experienced returned home from supper with my parents, and I could hear hurrying drinking water coming from the basement. As I obtained to the base of the stairs, I sloshed via inches of standing h2o to find out the source: a broken pipe in the ceiling spraying wildly. Who could I phone on a getaway? I remembered Mike Weipert telling me that he applied to do plumbing, so I assumed he could give me some suggestions. When I stated what was going on, he didn’t give me suggestions, although. Alternatively, he explained to me he’d be appropriate above. Then there he was with his toolbox and boots, and minutes afterwards, the rushing water subsided.
That is the kind of particular person I realized him to be. If a friend experienced a challenge, he would sweep into his pickup truck and be ready to lend a encouraging hand. As a decide, I imagine that’s what he did as well. He was there to search for justice for victims, mentor attorneys, and guide defendants. But that is not all. He would also choose you up with a wisecrack, share a funny story, and welcome you in with a cup of coffee.”
Initial District Judge Michael Brown
“His loss of life is a massive reduction to the lawful group and all of Monroe. He constantly went out of his way to assist any charity or cause. Aiding our neighborhood was his real enthusiasm.”
Monroe County Prosecuting Legal professional Michael G. Roehrig
“The staff of the Monroe County Prosecutors Workplace are deeply saddened by the dying of Choose Michael Weipert. We join his relatives and large circle of close friends, colleagues and associates in mourning his reduction. In addition to his 18 many years of provider as a Circuit Judge, we are reminded of his four a long time (2000-2004) as Monroe County Prosecuting Lawyer, in which he ably upheld the office’s traditions of trying to get justice, community service, and professional excellence.”
Probate Decide Frank Arnold
“I think Monroe County would be tough-pressed to come across a judge in its record who was as devoted to communty chartable functions and events as was Judge Weipert. He was a masterful spokesman and emcee for so quite a few charities massive and modest and has passing is a loss nicely further than the bench. Preserving his family members near at coronary heart at this time.”
Monroe County Sheriff Troy Goodnough
“I had the privilege and honor of figuring out Decide Weipert for nicely above 32-decades. Decide Weipert was a gentleman of powerful religion, integrity, honesty and a correct statesman. Regardless of the bring about, whenever there was a supper or application to raise money he was there. When it came to the Monroe County Honest 4-H auction, it was perfectly regarded by all people the Decide would be going property with the rabbits. Not too extensive ago, I approached the Choose prior to the auction and explained jokingly, “I’m thinking of bidding on the rabbits”, with that affectionate smile and seem to the aspect, the Choose explained “bring it on”. It goes without the need of expressing, I chose not to wrangle with that bull.
Judge Weipert took the time to realize the finite details of just about every case before him, but as equally essential, he required to glimpse at every single scenario via the eyes of the victim and give them relief by his judgement.
The reduction of Decide Weipert and all his contributions to our group will have a never ending affect. He was a pillar in our community who will be dearly skipped for quite a few a long time to come.”
Dr. Donald Spencer, retired superintendent of Monroe County Intermediate College District
It was my privilege, first as an educator and in the long run as the Superintendent of the Monroe County Intermediate Faculty District (ISD), to work with Judge Michael Weipert for numerous years. Choose Weipert has been a dedicated member of the Monroe County Holiday Camp Board of Directors considering that it was re-founded as a non-income entity practically 40 decades back. I bear in mind very well the satisfaction he had in being a section of the fundraising initiatives and celebration when the new and renovated camp was presented to households and the general public. Decide Weipert’s legacy of dedication and management to the young children of Monroe County, and specially to individuals with disabilities, will depart a long lasting impact through his function as a member of the Getaway Camp Board of Directors. He will most undoubtedly be missed by all of us who treatment about the academic and leisure opportunities afforded to children and youth with disabilities in Monroe County.”
This article initially appeared on The Monroe News: Tributes pour in for the late Judge Weipert