The Wegers attended many National Pulse Rallys and Ken was a collector of Litestar Pulse autocycle literature. It was through Ken Weger that the Pulse club got an invitation to visit Jay Leno's Big Dog Garage and the Tonight Show. The Wegers also graciously hosted several "Barn Partys", inviting club members to visit their home and Micro car collection.
Ken's collection of micro-cars
At the 2011 Rally with Jim Bede
Below, Steve Schmidt, Ray Johnson, Ed Butcher, Leo Doyle and Ken Weger in 2005
Ken Weger discusses the development of the Litestar and the Pulse.
Special thanks to Chuck Derer for making these videos of Ken.
Ken Weger talks about the Pulse.
Kenneth was a 1966 graduate of Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook, Ill. After his graduation, he served his country with honors in the United States Navy. This is where he met the love of his life and wife of 54 years, Sylvia S. Weger. Kenneth was an executive with Knaack Manufacturing for 30 years before retiring. He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Crystal Lake, Illinois. He was always a good provider and loved to spend time traveling with his family and friends. He was also a true craftsman and could make anything with his hands. He enjoyed working with metal and wood. He was also a collector of micro/mini cars and had a museum (Small Wonders) of micro/mini cars along with his wife. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him.
Left to cherish his many wonderful memories are his loving wife, Sylvia S. Weger; two sons Kenneth J. Weger and Scott David Weger (Amy); four grandchildren and a chosen grandchild, Tristan (Brittany), Thomas J., Ainsley, Aubrey Weger, and his chosen granddaughter Hannah Matton (Thomas), brother Paul Weger (Lynn); three sisters, Janice Mishkin (Sherwin), Corey Amato, and Karen Scott (Doug). Also several nieces and nephews survived.
A celebration of life gathering to honor Kennethís life was held at 4p.m. Sunday, December 18th, 2022 at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home with Larry M. Mitchell giving the eulogy.