Jimmy Dean Weichel, 69, passed away on Thursday, December 23, 2021, at Lancaster Rehabilitation Center in Lincoln, NE. Jimmy was born on July 14, 1952 to John and Irene Weichel and was one of 5 children.
Jimmy attended the University of Nebraska and loved cooking, gardening, music, National Parks and the great outdoors. He worked in several professions, including teaching, but always gravitated back to culinary arts and the restaurant industry. He opened and worked in numerous restaurants over the years, culminating in co-owning L’Auberge Restaurant in Estes Park, CO, with his brother Jack. In his spare time, you could generally find Jimmy doing something outdoors, whether it was bicycling from Lincoln, NE, to West Yellowstone, Montana, or climbing one of the peaks in either Rocky Mountain or Olympic National Parks. To that end, Jimmy asked that his ashes be spread in one of those two National Parks.
Jimmy is preceded in death by his parents, John and Irene Weichel; older sister Jeanette (Weichel) Mohlman, older brother Jack Weichel, and niece Michelle (Yakel) Estes. Jimmy is survived by his oldest sister Judy (Weichel) McConnell; older brother Johnny Weichel; as well as aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jimmy prefers memorial gifts in lieu of flowers, and specifically asked for memorials to the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
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