June 18, 1950, J. P. Weigand passed away in the comfort of his home. Despite the fact that he had never driven an automobile, he had nevertheless made hundreds of real estate deals by walking the streets of Wichita. The editorial page of the Wichita paper featured the following editorial:
J. P. WEIGAND - 1873 TO 1950 - Wichita Eagle & Beacon Editorial, June 1950. "The necessary qualification for any successful salesman is faith in what he is selling. For 48 years the late J. P. Weigand sold Wichita real estate on the basis of an unabiding faith in the future of the City, a faith which was founded upon a thorough knowledge of what constitutes real values, present and future. For the nearly 50 years of his activity he saw property values advance surely and steadily, based upon the growth of the city and its importance as a business center. Recently the concern of which he was the head sold Douglas Avenue frontage at $10,000 per ft. Surely, a vindication of the faith he had in the future of Wichita.
No man had a more complete knowledge of Wichita real estate. It could almost be said that he carried a plat of the city in his head, so thoroughly was he informed upon the subject. He was of that remarkable generation which, casting their lot with the City at the beginning of its growth, lived to see the fulfillment of his predictions. He will be greatly missed from the scene he knew so well."
In 1951, Jean Paul was installed as President of the Wichita Board of REALTORS®. Within the company he served the dual role of residential sales manager and salesman.
In 1956, Michael C. Weigand returned from service in the army and became associated with the firm.