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Viola M. Weist

November 30, 1921 ~ February 26, 2020 (age 98)

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Viola MarieAnn Weist, 98, of Jamestown, ND, passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2020.  Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Hannover, ND, with Pastor Zelwyn Heide officiating.


Visitation will be prior to the service at the church on Wednesday starting at 12:00 p.m.


Burial will be at the Hannover Cemetery. 


Viola was born on November 30, 1921, in Hannover to William H. and Martha (Kemmesat) Henke. She attended St. Peter Parochial School. On Nov 13, 1941, Viola and Lyle Weist were joined in holy matrimony. They moved to Granville, ND, where Lyle was owner of the Granville Creamery; and Viola became secretary for the Granville public school system. The family moved to Jamestown where Viola worked at Dakota Bake-and-Serve until she retired. Viola had many hobbies, but especially enjoyed sewing and gardening. 


Most importantly she was a sincere Christian who loved God’s word and lived a life of faith, setting a strong example to family and friends. Viola was a member of First Lutheran Church in Granville and of Concordia Lutheran church in Jamestown. She was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church where she was baptized December 18, 1921; attended school; confirmed April 5, 1936; married November 13, 1941; and now buried.


Viola is survived by her son, Jerry (Phyllis) Weist of Bismarck; her daughter,  Marilyn (Derwin) Kunkel of Watertown SD; six grandchildren: Curt (Deanna) Kunkel;  Laura (Scott) Gauerke; Melisse Kunkel (Todd Siedschlag);  Brandon Weist; Ryan (Errin) Kunkel; Kristin (Rob) Mees; fourteen great-grandchildren;  seven great-great-grandchildren; and her dog Betsy.


Viola was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle; her sister, Beatrice Henke; and her parents. 


Arrangements by Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel, Watertown ,SD and Barbot Funeral Homes, Beulah, ND.















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March 7, 2020

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
St. Peters Lutheran Church (Hannover, ND)

Funeral Service
March 7, 2020

1:00 PM
St. Peters Lutheran Church (Hannover, ND)

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