Virginia “Ginny” Weis, age 91, of Phoenix, Arizona, formerly of Glencoe, Minnesota, passed away Sunday, February 3, 2019.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, March 9, 2019, at 11:00 A.M. at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stewart, Minnesota, with interment in the church cemetery.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be Friday, March 8, from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson, Minnesota. The Rosary will be prayed at 4:00 P.M., with the Prayer Service at 6:30 P.M. Visitation will continue on Saturday at St. Boniface Catholic Church at 10:00 A.M., for one hour prior to the service.
Memorials preferred to Hospice of the Valley, Ostomy Support Group East Valley Arizona, or the charity of your choice.
Hospice of the Valley https://www.hov.org/donate/donate-now/
1510 East Flower Street Phoenix, AZ 85014
Ostomy Support Group East Valley Arizona (Non-profit organization Category H03, Tax ID #94-2902085)
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Virginia May Weis was born on May 1, 1927, in Stewart, McLeod County, Minnesota, the daughter of Henry and Grace (McGraw) Maiers. She was baptized and confirmed in her faith at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stewart. Virginia, affectionately known to her family and friends as Ginny, grew up in Stewart, and graduated with the Class of 1946 from the Stewart Public High School. She continued her education at St. Mary’s X-ray School, completing her studies in 1949.
On November 11, 1950, Virginia was united in marriage to James “Jim” Weis by Father Stolz at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Stewart. They first lived in Stewart, and moved to Glencoe in 1955 where they raised their five children. They established and operated Weis Upholstery in 1950, and retired their business in 1992. Throughout those years, Ginny worked as an x-ray technician at the Glencoe and Hutchinson Clinics, and retired in 1995. Ginny and Jim then spent winters in Arizona until they moved to the Southwest full time in 2003.
Ginny was a member of St. Pius Catholic Church in Glencoe for 40 years, and a member of the St. Ann Society. Ginny and Jim loved to travel. Ginny was a gifted seamstress and enjoyed quilting. She also liked to cook and bake. In her later years, Ginny loved her iPad and family visits. She cherished her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and loved spending time with all of her family. Ginny was a religious woman who found great strength in her faith. Ginny was kind to all, had a sharp wit and a contagious smile. As Abraham Lincoln wrote, “All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”
On Sunday, February 3, 2019, Ginny passed away at her home at Mountain Park Senior Living in Phoenix, Arizona. Blessed be her memory.
Virginia is survived by her:
Children: Kathy Webb (Art Husband) of Birmingham, Alabama,
Bill Weis (Evie) of Pelican Rapids, Minnesota,
Mary Winkel (Joe) of Windsor, California, and
Patty Shappell (Lee) of Phoenix Arizona;
Grandchildren: Matthew Webb (Yonghee), Sarah Guidry (Jonathan), Jacob Weis, Chad Weis, Nathan Weis, Bryan Kruger (Amanda), Dan Kruger, Samuel Winkel (Sarah), Michaela Winkel, Hannah Krause (Matt), Zachary Shappell;
Great-Grandchildren: Garrett Weis, Loralei Weis, Finn Kruger, Wells Kruger, Addison Guidry, Jack Winkel;
Siblings: Therese Kuttner of Stewart, Minnesota,
Sister Gen Maiers OSB of St. Joseph, Minnesota,
Allan Maiers and his Wife, Phyllis, of Hutchinson, Minnesota,
Father Brennan Maiers OSB of Collegeville, Minnesota,
Sister Gracemarie Maiers OSB of St. Cloud, Minnesota;
Sisters-in-law, Judy Maiers of Alexandria, Minnesota, and
Jeannine Maiers of Hutchinson, Minnesota,
many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Virginia was preceded in death by her Parents, Henry and Grace Maiers; Husband, James F. Weis, Son, James P. Weis, Siblings: Sister Mary Jean Maiers OSJ, Daniel Maiers, Paul Maiers (Margaret), Joe Maiers, (Rita and Sally), Jack Maiers (Dotty), Loy Maiers (Lucille), Stan Maiers, Ray Maiers (Dolly), Brenda Maiers, Pat Maiers, Maureen Rubishcko; Brother-in-law, George Kuttner; Parents-in-law, Herman and Anna Weis; Sisters-in-law, Marie Hill (Frances) and Louise Kielblock.