Lillian Weis, 103, of Bird Island died Saturday, November 23, 2012 at Sunwood Good Samaritan Home in Redwood Falls. Mass of Christian Burial was Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bird Island with Pastor George Schmit as celebrant. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Lillian Henrietta Weis was born March 10, 1909 on a farm north of Olivia to Charles and Mary (Skarolid) Cuta.
She graduated from Olivia High School and took teachers training at Olivia and St. Cloud Teachers College. She then taught school in Renville County for several years.
Lillian married Raymond Weis June 29, 1937 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Olivia, and they made their home on a farm northeast of Bird Island. Raymond died December 8, 1975, and in 1978 Lillian moved into Bird Island. Lillian had always enjoyed gardening, especially being able to see colorful flowers out her window. Lillian also enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading, cooking and traveling. She was an artist and had submitted many of her paintings at the Renville County Fair and won several blue ribbons. Lillian had been a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bird Island, was a member and past president of the CCW and had been a member of the Catholic Aid Association since 1937.
Lillian is survived by her four children: Carol Tabor of Shawnee, Kansas, Jean (and Vincent) Kinney of Golden Valley, Peter (and Vicki) Weis of Redwood Falls and Mary (and Michael) Starrett of St. Louis, Mo. and her seven grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
Lillian was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her daughter Ann Weis; her granddaughter Linda (Tabor) Batliner; her sisters: Mary Stadther, Frances Harrier, Beatrice Benesh, Eleanor Lang, Vivian MacIntosh and Dorothy Hockett; and her brother Edward Cuta.
Blessed be her memory.