Obituary of Lawrence Raymond Weisz
Parkston – Lawrence Raymond Weisz, 89, went to his heavenly home Thursday, November 17 at Avera Bormann Manor in Parkston. Funeral service will be Tuesday, November 22 at 10:30 am at Salem Lutheran Church in Parkston. Visitation will be Monday, November 21 from 5 to 7 pm with a 7:00 pm prayer service at Salem Lutheran Church in Parkston. Arrangments by Koehn Bros. Funeral Home in Parkston.l
Lawrence, the 2nd of 11 children, was born October 28, 1933 to Solomon and Amalia (Schmidt) Weisz on the family farm near Kaylor, SD. He attended country school through the 8th grade, worked on the family farm and helped area farmers. During the winter months of 1953 and 1954, he was employed by the Ladish Company in Milwaukee, WI but returned to the farm during the summer and fall months. During the summer of 1955, he was employed by the Parkston Creamery as a route-man, picking up farmers cream and delivering it to the creamery for processing. In December of 1955, Lawrence was drafted into the United States Navy and served his country until being honorably discharged in 1957. He returned to Parkston and again worked for the Parkston Creamery until September, 1964 when he and his brother, Kenneth, purchased the Minneapolis-Moline Farm Implement business from Alton Wuertzer. Together they owned and operated Weisz Implement until retiring and selling the business in 2000. Lawrence was united in marriage to Alice Reiner on November 10, 1957 at Friedens Reformed Church in Tripp, SD. He was a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Parkston where he served on the church council and was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. His enjoyment in life was his family, attending their activities and their special events. He also enjoyed attending musical productions, concerts, traveling, reading, auctions and antiques. His passion and will was to repair most anything.
Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Alice of Parkston; 3 children: David (Glenis) Weisz of Centerville, VA; Cindy (Brian) Weber of Bridgewater, SD; and Tim (Jeanette) Weisz of Aberdeen, SD; a son-in-law, Mark (Tamara) Morehouse of Parkston; 17 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters: Geneva Sorlien of Scotland, SD; and Diana (Rudy) Jerke of Scotland; 3 brothers: Roy (JoAnn) Weisz of Parkston; Richard (Cheryl) Weisz of Sturgis, SD; and Robert (Laura) Weisz of Mitchell, SD; a sister-in-law, Marie Weisz of Sioux Falls; 2 brothers-in-law, Jerry Roth of Yankton and Wilmer Frohreich of Yankton; and many nieces, nephews, cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Deb Morehouse; 4 sisters, Betty Weisz, Mary Ann Weisz, Janice Roth and Lila Frohreich; a brother, Kenneth Weisz; and 2 brothers-in-law, Lloyd Sorlein and Lawrence Fuerst.
In Loving Memory
1933 - 2022
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