Johanna Weiss


Johanna Weiss, 85, of Mitchell, SD passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Avera Brady Health and Rehab. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 AM Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM with a 6:30 prayer service Monday, October 26, 2020 at Will Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the American Legion Cemetery.

Johanna was born in Parkston, SD on June 23, 1935 to Joe and Rose Weber. She was raised on the family farm near Dimock, SD. She attended country school near Dimock. In 1956 she married Garland Weiss before he entered the service. A few years after their marriage the couple moved to Mitchell. After raising her children Johanna worked at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital for over 26 years. She was an active member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church.

Johanna’s family is unique in that they all get along and enjoy being together. Johanna adored and treasured her family and loved when all the children and grandchildren were around, teasing each other. Anyone could see the happiness in Johanna’s face and eyes when she was around her family. She loved to travel, going to see her sisters, taking bus trips with Judy, going to Missouri to see her family and trips to Custer with the entire family sharing a rustic cabin. Many memories were made with the family playing cards or dominoes. Johanna would hope her cheating would go unnoticed by her family but she always got caught and had the slyest look on her face as she played the correct card or domino. Johanna was a classy woman who loved having her hair styled and looking nice. She also loved to shop.

The loss of Johanna has left a void in many lives; but the memories of her life and the love she expressed will continue to be shared by her family and friends.

Grateful for having shared her life are her children; Randy (Mary) Weiss, Liberty, MO, Dan (Dawn) Weiss, Mitchell, SD, Dean (Shanna) Weiss, Mitchell, SD, Judy (Terry) Beiswanger, Mitchell, SD, Mark Weiss, Mitchell, SD, brother; Joe (Paula) Weber, Parkston, SD, sisters; Charlotte Weiger, Piedmont, SD, Rosemary (Ken) Walz, Parkston, SD, sisters in-law; Arlys Weber, Sioux Falls, SD, Quila (Elmer) Walz brother in-law, Al Smith, CA, thirteen grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, two great grandchildren on the way as well as many nieces and nephews.

Johanna was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, three sisters, Lois Thury, Betty Carlson, Joan Smith, a brother, Bob Weber, brothers in-law, Darwin Wieger, Kermit Carlson, Clarence Thury, and Gilbert (Jeanette) Weiss.

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