Malida Grenz  Obituary

Mrs. Robert Weixel, Sr., 49, rural Montpelier, N.D., died Tuesday night, March 28, 1968 at the Jamestown Hospital in Jamestown, N.D., where she had been hospitalized for about three weeks due to a chronic illness.

Malida Grenz was born January 23, 1919 at the farm home northwest of Gackle in Stutsman County, N.D., the daughter of John Grenz and Caroline Herman Grenz. She attended the local rural school and grew to womanhood in the vicinity where she lived on her parents farm.

She and Robert Weixel, Sr. were married January 11, 1942, at Gackle, N.D. They began farming in Lenton Township and have always lived in Stutsman County. For a short time they farmed in Severn Township and in 1957 they purchased his parent's farm in Sharlow Township, where the family home has been to the present time.

Mrs. Weixel was a member of the First Baptist Church in Jamestown.

Surviving are her husband, eight children, Gene Weixel at home, Robert Jr., attending Moorhead State College, Moorhead, Minn., Althea Weixel, Aromas, Calif.; Carol Ann, Richard, Mark, Mary Lou, and Maryette, all at home, four brothers and two sisters, Berthold Grenz, Lockford, Calif.; Gust Grenz, Jamestown, N.D.; Alvin Grenz and Marvin Grenz, both of Gackle, N.D., Geraldine (Mrs. Walter Sells), Aromas, Calif.; Mathilda (Mrs. Marvin Tarnasky), Bismarck, N.D.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her father in 1962, and her mother in 1963.

The funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 1968 at the First Baptist Church in Jamestown, N.D., with Rev. H. Walter Trim, pastor, officiating.

Burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens at Jamestown. Haut Funeral Home in Jamestown was in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Leslie Otteson played a program of organ music as friends and relatives assembled and left the church. "Face to Face" and "Saved By Grace" were sung by a soloist, Mr. Dick Poole, with Mrs. Leslie Otteson playing the accompaniment.

The pallbearers were Clifford Weixel, Donald D. Grenz, Eugene Kassmar, Gerald Grenz, Alan Weixel, and Vernon D. Weixel.

Out of state relatives attending were: Miss Althea Weixel and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sells of Aromas, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. Berthold Grenz of Lockford, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. Gideon Krieger and Mrs. Fred Ketterling of Billings, Mont.; Mr. and Mrs. William Hehn, of Great Falls, Mont.

(Gackle Tri-County News, April 4, 1968)

Robert Weixel Sr. Obituary

Robert Weixel, Sr., 88, Jamestown, died Sunday, June 20, 2004, at Jamestown Hospital, Jamestown.

Mr. Weixel was born May 16, 1916 to Mike and Lydia Weixel, on a farm northwest of Gackle, N.D., in Bloomenfield Township in Stutsman County. He received his elementary education in the local rural school and grew up in the area where he worked on the family farm. He joined the Civilian Conservation Corps in Valley City, N.D. He was discharged in April 1937. In 1937, he went to Montana to work sugar beets.

He married Malida Grenz on Jan. 11, 1942, at Gackle. They lived on a farm in Lenton Township in Stutsman County. In the fall of 1943 they moved to a farm in Severn Township, which he later purchased. In 1958, they purchased his father's farm in Sharlow Township where they lived. She died March 26, 1968.

He married Frieda Johannas in August 1976. They later moved to Jamestown. He was a member of First Baptist Church, served on township boards, and had served as township assessor.

He is survived by his wife; four sons, Gene, Lisbon, N.D., Robert (Linda), Bismarck, N.D., Richard (Glenna), Portland, Ore., and Mark (Karen), Camas, Wash.; four daughters, Althea (Bob) Booher, Narwal Punda Gorda, Fla., Carol (Paul) Cuddihy, Vienna, Va., Mary (LaVern) Radtke and Maryette Weixel, all Jamestown; three stepsons, Kenny (Jolene) Johannas, Norman (Polly) Johannas and Nolan (Linda) Johannas, all Worden, Mont.; two brothers, the Rev. Elroy (Harriet), Pacific Grove, Calif., and Reinhard (Margaret), San Bernadino, Calif.; two sisters, Anna (Gideon) Krieger and Leah Hehn, both Billings, Mont.; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife; two brothers, Aaron and Alvin; and three sisters, Ida, Ruth and Rachel.
Services: 10 a.m. Thursday, First Baptist Church, Jamestown, with the Rev. B. Scott Avans officiating.

Prayer service: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Haut Funeral Chapel, Jamestown.
Visitation: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Haut Funeral Homes, Jamestown, and one hour before the service at the church.
Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Jamestown.
(Jamestown Sun, June 22, 2004)
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