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Marc John Weinpel

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Obituary

Marc John Weinpel passed away peacefully May 7, 2020 in Idaho Falls, ID after a valiant battle with cancer.
Marc was born April 14, 1949, in Passaic, New Jersey, to Joseph Anthony Weinpel and Eleanor Gertrude Weinpel. He had one older brother, Clifford and one younger sister, Joanne. He attended Saint Brendan Catholic School in Clifton, New Jersey from Kindergarten through 8th grade. He attended Seton Hall Preparatory School in West Orange, New Jersey for 9th grade and finished high school at DePaul Diocesan High School in Wayne, NJ where he excelled academically and athletically. He was a stand-out point guard for the basketball team and he served as the student body president during his senior year.
Following High School, he left the great state of New Jersey and headed for the open air of Omaha, Nebraska where he attended Creighton University. As a Creighton Bluejay, he earned an undergraduate degree in political science as well as a Juris Doctorate degree which prepared him for a future as an impeccable mediator, negotiator, and litigator. Through Creighton’s ROTC program, Marc earned a commission in the United States Army and served in the Adjutant General’s Corps.
He met Mary Elizabeth Hones in college and they married in June 1971. They had three children, Joseph Bryant, Scott Matthew, and Jonathan Michael.
Marc practiced law in Idaho Falls for over 40 years and received numerous accolades to include the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 10 Best Attorneys Award in 2017 and the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys Top 10 Attorney Award in 2019. He was additionally recognized as the “World’s Greatest Dad” on numerous coffee mugs and t-shirts throughout his children’s formative years.
He was an active member of the Idaho Falls Roman Catholic community and in his free time, he enjoyed reading, traveling and dining out with his close friend Anita, and - most of all - playing golf with his family and friends. His golf buddies, the “Bailey Boys”, were particularly close to Marc and he enjoyed losing golf bets to them on a regular basis. During his twilight years, he enjoyed writing Post Register editorial columns and providing social commentary on issues about which he was particularly passionate.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Eleanor as well as his beautiful sister, Joanne. He is survived by his brother Cliff, his three sons, Joseph, Scott, and Jonathan, as well as his eight grandchildren Henry, Luke, Matthew, Margaret, Eleanor, Kevin, Dominic, and Daniel.
A viewing service will be held Sunday, May 17th between 4:00-6:00pm at Buck Miller Hann Funeral Home on 825 E 17th St. A Private Family Funeral Mass will be on Monday, May 18th at 1:30pm at Christ the King Church on 690 E 17th St. The Church has requested all in attendance wear a mask and follow all current safety guidelines. A Burial Service with Military Honors will be held immediately following the mass at Fielding Memorial Cemetery on 4600 S Yellowstone Hwy. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Pope John Paul II Catholic parish (www.ifcatholics.net) or, because Marc worked his entire life to serve others, he would be honored if you donated to a charity that you thought would do the same!
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, May 17th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    Sunday, May 17th, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    Buck Miller Hann
    Address
    825 E. 17 Street
    Idaho Falls, Idaho
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  • Private Family Funeral Mass

    Monday, May 18th, 2020 | 1:30pm
    When
    Monday, May 18th, 2020 1:30pm
    Location
    Christ the King
    Address
    1690 E 17th St
    Idaho Falls, Idaho 83404
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    Notes
    Graveside to follow at Fielding Memorial with Military Honors provided by Army Flag Team and Bonneville County Veterans Memorial Team.
  • Interment

    Monday, May 18th, 2020 | 2:30pm
    When
    Monday, May 18th, 2020 2:30pm
    Location
    Fielding Memorial Park
    Address
    4900 Yellowstone Hwy
    Idaho Falls, Idaho
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Joseph Jones

Posted at 10:44pm
My condolences to Marc's family. I had the privilege of getting to know Marc when I practiced law in Idaho Falls for a few years following law school. My most memorable experience with Marc was when he encouraged me to attend a Cursillo and sponsored me when I decided to do that. I'm sure Marc will be greatly missed by the Catholic community in Idaho Falls, attorneys who dealt with Marc, and the many people Marc represented in his many years of practice.

Joseph B. Jones
Meridian, Idaho
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Bart M. Davis

Posted at 12:36pm
Joe, Scott, and Jonathan,
Please accept my deepest sympathies on the passing of your father. I loved Marc. More than thirty-nine years ago, Marc hired me. He was a young lawyer, but I was even younger. He was highly recommended to me by several judges as an up-and-comer in the legal community. I still remember and try to practice the many legal virtues he modeled and taught me.
In recent years we exchanged emails. Often, he would return my email with his grammatical corrections noted, still my teacher. I am disappointed in myself that I was unaware of Marc's health, but I am grateful to count him as a teacher, mentor, and friend.
He loved you boys!
Bart M. Davis
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Frances B.Breen

Posted at 03:58pm
Joe, Scott, and Jonathan,
We were so saddened by your father"s passing. We prayed with him often at Mass where he was a lector and Eucharistic minister. The current virus caused us to stay away from his services and seeing you all again. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Memories of you all growing up on Koster Ave. with our kids sometimes makes is smile. Frank said that he has never known a lawyer he trusted more. We will be making a donation to St. John Paul ll in his name.
Your old neighbors, Frank and Fran Breen
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Susan (Susie), Allen, Parker & Natalie Lynch

Posted at 11:15am
We are SO sad to hear about your dad. We all loved him and he was a part of our family. Please know we are thinking and praying for you all.
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Cindy Cruthirds

Posted at 10:45am
We loved Marc. The Ferrin family has lost a great man. My mom has lost a true companion. May we all be comforted in our fun memories of him. May his boys and their families know how much he meant to us! Love, Cindy and family
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