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Jerome "Jerry" Weis

Jerome (Jerry) Weis of Sioux Falls died at Avera McKennan Hospital on March 9, 2010. He was born to Daniel and Christina (Reckers) Weis on February 17, 1925 in Tea, SD. He graduated from Lennox High School in 1943 and enlisted in the US Army Air Corps where he served until honorably discharged in March of 1946. After attending and graduating from the University of SD he returned to active duty with the US Air Force for one year and received a direct commission as a 2nd Lt. While on active duty he married Elsie Aschoff on May 22, 1951 at St. Joseph's Cathedral in Sioux Falls. Mr. Weis was an examiner for the Bureau of Federal Credit Unions, Office Manager for Warren Supply Company and then accepted a position with the Small Business Administration where he completed 25 years of service. He retired in 1986. He was a member of the Marquette #815 Council of the Knights of Columbus, Grand Knight in 1971 and King of Mardi Gras in 1972, member of the American Legion since 1946, member of the Elks, past president of Toastmasters, member of the Tea Historical Society, and served many terms on the Board of Directors of Sioux Falls Federal Credit Union and Marquette FCU. He was also the Chairman of the Board of both FCU's and was honored as the "SD Credit Union Volunteer Person of the Year" in 1992. He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church since 1957, serving on the Parish Council, Board of Education, and as an usher for many years. Survivors include fours sons: Mark of Sioux Falls, Greg (Mary) of Plymouth, MN, Ronald of Corona, CA, Tom (Nina) of Charlottesville, VA; two daughters : Patricia (Tim) Pugh of Pierre, SD, Monica (Gregg) Helms of Sioux Falls; special friend Barb Weis of Sioux Falls; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one brother Frank (Donnamae) Valley City, ND; one sister Margaret Marnette Aberdeen, SD, two sister-in-laws Marian Weis, Wasilla, AK, Marcella Weis, Webster, WI, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Elsie, his parents, four brothers: Orland, Romane, Norbert, Cletus, and one sister: Mary Joerger. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to MS of South Dakota, the Catholic Foundation for Eastern South Dakota, or a charity of their choice. Visitation will be Friday, 5 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with a Scripture Vigil at 7 PM followed by the Rosary. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, 10:30 AM at Christ the King Catholic Church.

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