Mass of Christian Burial for Viola M. Weber, 86, of Aberdeen and formerly of Ipswich, is 10:30 am Saturday at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Ipswich. Burial follows in the church cemetery.
Visitation is 2-4:00 pm today at Gramm Funeral Home in Ipswich and 5-7:00 at Holy Cross Catholic Church with a Liturgical Wake Service starting at 7:00 at the church.
Memorials directed to the Ipswich Ambulance Service are preferred in lieu of flowers.
Viola was born May 13, 1925 to Herman and Susan (Pitz) Heinz. She was the sixth of ten children. She attended Union Township School through the eighth grade. She later moved to Aberdeen and was employed at the Red Owl Store and Kessler’s.
She was united in marriage to Alvin Weber at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Ipswich on September 9, 1943. They settled on a farm northwest of Ipswich. In 1955, they moved to town. Viola managed Alvin’s plumbing and electrical business while raising five children. Alvin died in 2004 and she continued to reside in Ipswich until June of 2011 when she moved to Mother Joseph Nano Nagle Village in Aberdeen.
In later years, she spent many hours recording, with meticulous handwriting, the histories of four families dating back to the 1700’s.
Viola passed away while surrounded with the love of her family on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen.
Thankful for sharing in Viola’s life are her children Marvin (Roxie) Weber of Tualatin, OR, Patricia (Mike Perrizo) Brennan of Sioux Falls, Lori (Brad) Reinschmidt of St. Michael, MN, and Jerry (Bonnie) Weber of Aberdeen. Thirteen grandchildren including Steve (Corey) Ernst and James (Elena) Ernst who lived with Alvin and Viola following their mother’s death, Cassandra Brennan, Michael Brennan, Tyler Weber, Hannah Weber, Rachel Weber, Brandon (Amanda) Reinschmidt, Jesse Reinschmidt, Jodi Reinschmidt, Brock Reinschmidt, Jason Weber, and Jessica Weber; three great-grandchildren Brittney Ernst, Briana Ernst, and Ryder Ernst; two sisters, Marcella Strudle of Aberdeen and Valera (Steve) Braun of Torrence, CA; three sister-in-laws, Ella Heinz, Bernie Heinz, and Jan Heinz; one brother-in-law Gene Bulion; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her husband Alvin; two daughters, Marilyn and Shirley; three sisters Gertrude Gauer, Lucille Braun, and Evelyn Bulion; four brothers Wilfred Heinz, Francis Heinz, Lawrence Heinz, and Cletus Heinz.
She will be greatly missed by all.