Gordon LeRoy Weggeland, 86, former federal official and civic and business leader, died Aug. 31, 1988, in a Salt Lake nursing home of natural causes.

For 10 years beginning in 1941, he was Utah director of the Federal Housing Administration. In 1934 he organized the Gordon L. Weggeland Stock Brockerage Co. and was a founder, executive officer and director until retiring in 1966 from insurance companies in Utah, Hawaii, Hong Kong and Australia.An active Democrat, Mr. Weggeland held positions at precinct, county and state levels and was elected to the Utah House of Representatives in 1936. Later, he was appointed to fill a vacancy in the Senate and was elected to that body in 1938 and 1940. In 1941 he resigned to become director of the housing administration.

He served as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Mr. Weggeland was active throughout his life in community affairs, serving as co-chairman of the Utah delegation and committee to the 1939 New York World's Fair, chairman of the American Revolution Utah Bicentennial Foundation and a member of the Utah Bicentennial Commission. Also, he was a member of the board, Utah Endowment for the Humanities.

He served an LDS Mission to Scotland and England and served on the Bonneville, Honolulu and Emigration stake high councils.

Funeral will be at noon Sept. 3 in Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple, where friends may call 7 to 8 p.m. Friday and one hour before services Saturday. Burial will be in the Salt Lake City Cemetery. (See obituary page B5.)