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Mary Adele Weis – Obituary

Name: Mary Adele Weis

Age: 90

Born: 05-09-1928

Died: 07-14-2018

Daniel Funeral Home, St.Cloud, Minnesota

St. Anthony's Catholic Church, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Mary Adele Weis, age 90, of St. Cloud and formerly of Paynesville, who passed away on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Quiet Oaks Hospice House in St. Augusta. Reverend Thomas Knoblach will officiate. Burial will take place in St. Agnes Parish Cemetery in Roscoe.

Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 pm. on Friday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud and one hour prior to services on Saturday at the Church. Parish prayers will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

Mary was born on May 9, 1928 in Minneapolis to Stuart and Florence (Lutzer) Clarke. During high school, she worked at Dayton’s in Minneapolis to assist her family.  Following high school, Mary attended classes at the University of Minnesota. She was particularly interested in art.  She later worked at Graybar Electric in Minneapolis for several years.  Mary enjoyed golfing and would golf before work in the mornings.  On one of these golf mornings, a friend introduced her to Rainer Weis who she married on April 7, 1956 in Minneapolis.  Following her marriage to Rainer, Mary ceased working outside the home to focus on her family. 

Mary’s priorities were her faith, her family and her country. She was a long-time parishioner at St. Louis Catholic Church in Paynesville, MN.  Later she became a parishioner at St. Anthony’s in St. Cloud.  She participated actively in politics on behalf of her country.  She served as a delegate to the DFL party for many years.  She canvassed the state with Walter Mondale on behalf of the DFL party. Due to her strong pro-life beliefs, Mary later switched party allegiance and became involved in Republican causes.  Mary assisted in going door-to door to take the census. Mary was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  Well into her 80’s, Mary assisted at the VA in St. Cloud on behalf of the veterans who she loved and cherished.  During this time, Mary also remained a devoted and loving mother to her growing family.  Mary was always there for her family, even assisting with her young grandchildren well into her later years.

Mary is survived by her children, Dr. John R. Weis (Dr. Holly Carveth) of Salt Lake City, Utah, Dr. Ann (Thomas) Rolfs of Boston, Mass., Paul Weis of San Jose, Calif., Susan Weis of Chicago, IL., Mark (Michelle) Weis of Inver Grove Heights, MN, Peter (Carol) Weis of St. Cloud, MN, Dr. Julia (Daniel) Jacobson of St. Cloud, MN, Dr. Jeffrey (Anna) Weis of Saginaw, MN and grandchildren Emily and Eric Rolfs, John (Jack) Weis, Frank Gigler, Isaac Weis, Joseph and Rachel Weis, Augustine and Rainer Jacobson and Heidi and Luke Weis.    

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rainer in 2003; her grandson, Benjamin Rolfs, an infant daughter, Jeanne; sisters Corrine Whitman and Nancy Bielinski of Minneapolis, MN and brother Charles Clarke of Parker, Colorado.      

Guestbook for Mary Adele Weis

Jeanne (Klenk) Titus
July 18, 2018, 9:39 pm
To the Weis family, I am truly sad to hear of Mary's passing. Although it has been many years since I last saw Mary and all of you, I remember her so fondly, as the family lived down the street from us in Paynesville. Mary was such a sweet lady, an attentive, loving, and devoted mother to her children, whom I babysat many times! Please know I am praying for all of you. Love to you all, Jeanne
Michael Weis
, Nephew
July 17, 2018, 6:55 pm
To the Weis Ohana - I am so sad to hear of your loss. I am fortunate to say that the little time I spent with Mary was delightful. She was such a good person and she will always be in my heart. Our thoughts are with you.
Steven Klenk
, friend
July 17, 2018, 2:25 pm
Dear Weis family, I am saddened to hear of your loss. Mary was a wonderful example of a devoted mother and community member. I'm sure your mother was so proud of all of you. I am honored to have known her and your family. I wish I could be there to celebrate her life and memory with you. Love to you from the Klenk family. Steve Klenk, Minneapolis
Kathleen Wark
, College friend of John's
July 17, 2018, 1:25 pm
John, I'm so sorry to hear of your moms passing. It's been 46 years since my mom died and each time of friend loses theirs , I remember mine more accutely. Sending you and your siblings a deeply felt hug.
Carla (Johnson) Drath
, Niece
July 17, 2018, 1:43 am
Aunt Mary, your sweet personality will be missed. Thank you for all the hospitality to showed me as a child. Some of my favorite memories are sitting at your large dinner table full of people, yummy food, and laughter. My most sincere prayers and condolences to all of your family.

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