Marcellina Christina Weiss


June 2, 1921 - October 25, 2016


Marcellina Christina Weiss was born on June 2, 1921 in Dimock SD to John and Elizabeth (Mayer) Kurtenbach.   She grew up and attended Saint Peter and Paul Parochial School in Dimock and then two years of high school in Ethan.  She married William (Bill) J. Weiss on January 22, 1940 at Saint Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Dimock.  She worked right next to Bill on the farm by Milltown, milking the cows and helping with any other chore that needed to be done.  She was noted for the meals that she cooked for anyone that happened to be at the farm; especially her taverns and her banana cake.  She farmed with Bill until 1983 when they retired to their home in Parkston.  She was a lifetime member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Catholic Daughters and the Altar Society, even teaching catechism for a number of years.  Her family was very important to her, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  They all shared their time sitting on grandma’s lap at one time or another.

She is survived by her four daughters:  Betty Carmody, Mitchell SD, Pat (Robert) Hauser, Norfolk NE, Carol Weiss, Mitchell and Deb Schnabel, Parkston; 13 grandchildren:  Joe Carmody, Katrina (Jake) Lunders, Tammi (Dean) Welch, Susayn (Art) Lincon, Christy Carmody, Patti Carmody, Mark Hauser, Scott Hauser, Lance (Lindsey) Hauser, Kristin (Russ) Kromminga, Craig (Jennifer) Schnabel, Shawn (Whitney) Schnabel and Brett Schnabel; 15 great-grandchildren;  4 brothers:  Aelred (Irene) Kurtenbach, DeWayne Kurtenbach, Frank Kurtenbach, Ivan (Chi Chi) Kurtenbach; 3 sisters:  Eva (Everett) Scheetz, Alice (Gerald) Laber, Rita (Carl Huffman) Kurtenbach; 1 sister-in-law, Colleen Kurtenbach and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Bill in 2007, her parents, 3 brothers:  Wilfred, John (Jack), Denis; two sisters:  Marie Walz, Magdalena Kabeiseman; 2 sons-in-law, Bill Carmody and Richard Schnabel; two sisters-in-law:  Jean Kurtenbach, Carole Kurtenbach  and one granddaughter, Pam Elayne Carmody.


Sunday, October 30, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Scripture Service ~ 7:00 PM
Parkston, South Dakota


Monday, October 31, 2016
10:30 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Parkston, South Dakota


Sacred Heart Cemetery
Parkston, South Daktoa

Posted by Clifford Walz on October 29, 2016
What a women she was. I worked on the farm for her and Bill several times, and was always impressed by her cooking. She was a wonderful aunt. She always cheered me on, but could rap you up alongside the head if you did wrong. I will miss her always.
Posted by Linda Kurtenbach Kluthe on October 29, 2016
My sympathy to all the Kurtenbach cousins and especially to Carol and Debbie who were going to school and riding the school bus about the same time that I was. Your mother was a sweet lady and a devoted mother and church supporter. May she rest in peace and may she be smiling down on all of you with her dear husband Bill.
Posted by Joan Honomichl on October 28, 2016
Carol; my heart goes out to you in the loss of your mother. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Posted by Rochelle Thury Von Eye on October 27, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. May God give you peace in this time of sorrow.
Posted by Rita Kurtenbach & Carl Huffman on October 26, 2016
Our sympathy extends to all of the family. Marcellina, my sister, was dear to my heart. May God's blessings shine upon all of the family.
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