Dorothy Faye Edwards Weinberger


April 27, 1923 - March 20, 2017


Dorothy Faye Edwards Weinberger was born April 27, 1923 at the Redstone Valley Farm at Artesian, SD to Jervis Leroy Edwards and Anna (Figland) Edwards.  She attended grade school at the Shaffer Country School and graduated from Artesian High School in 1941. As a young woman she worked at Boelters Grocery Store, Central Electric and Central West Telephone Co. in Artesian. She moved to Illinois working at Deere and Company for three years followed by three more years at JI Case CO in their offices. She married Charles Weinberger April 22, 1945 in Illinois.  They moved back to South Dakota where they had two children, Lois and Don. She and Chuck farmed and Dorothy worked for the ASCS Office in Woonsocket for 25 years before retiring.

Dorothy loved to sew, especially doll clothes. She and Chuck spent their retirement years traveling in their motorhome. She volunteered time to her church and Senior meals in Artesian. For many years she wrote the Artesian News for the Sanborn Weekly Journal. She faxed her last column, on March 13, 2017, to the newspaper the day she became ill. Her family and many friends will miss this dear lady.

She is survived by her daughter, Lois (Wayne) Liedtke of Windsor, CO and son, Donald (Mary) Weinberger of Mitchell; grandchildren: Kim Hoffman, Kris (Tanya) Weinberger, Kyle (Mesja) Weinberger and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Charles, and two grandsons, Brodie Liedtke and Joshua Liedtke.


Memorials are preferred to be made to the First Lutheran Church in Artesian.


Thursday, March 23, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Friday, March 24, 2017
10:30 AM
Saint Charles Catholic Church
Artesian, South Dakota


Mount Pleasant Cemetery
Artesian, South Dakota

Posted by JoAnne Rebello on March 26, 2017
Grandma Dorothy was an amazing lady. My prayers go out to The family. I was just reminiscing about the farm house and then the little house in town.
Posted by Tama Backlund on March 24, 2017
I am so sorry for Dorothy's family's loss. I met Dorothy after she moved to Wesley Acres. She told me that her grandson was Leif Evers and knew that Leif & my son were friends. We spoke every time I saw her, after that. So delightful, she was.
Posted by rick morris on March 23, 2017
So sorry to hear about Dorothy. She was one of my Mom's best friends. Especially these past few years. She was a great Artesian neighbor. Beverly(Mom) often mentioned her in our conversations. She will be missed.
Posted by Joy Schwab on March 23, 2017
I remember Dorothy fondly. She was so welcoming at the Figland reunion in Mitchell in May of 2015. My sympathies to all her family. Joy (My great great grandma, Julia, was Anna Figland's sister (dob 4/24/1840).
Posted by Lincoln and Vickie on March 23, 2017
Sorry to hear about Dorothy, she was a special and wonderful lady.
Posted by Sharon Hvam on March 23, 2017
Dorothy was so alert and active for her age and so willing to help whenever the opportunity presented itself. I remember her mostly from the senior meals. She truly was a great person and will be remembered by the many whose lives she touched.
Posted by Scott and Susie Larson on March 22, 2017
Dear Lois, Don,and family, We met Dorothy for the first time in October 2005. She was primarily responsible for the discovery of our extended family. We are very gratetful to have been able to visit her last September and trust she is at peace with our Lord. She had a full life and will be missed by many.
Posted by Ron Chandler on March 22, 2017
Lois, Don and Family. Dorothy was truly an amazing lady and will be missed by all that knew her. We greatly appreciate the time that she spent with us sharing her knowledge of our family history. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Dale and Candy Guthmiller on March 22, 2017
Lois, Wayne, and family, sorry for the loss of Dorothy's passing. We hope you will be comforted with the many great family memories you shared together.
Posted by Vickie Scott on March 22, 2017
I knew Dorothy when I was a child growing up ang going to school with Lois and Don. After returning to South Dakota and enjoyed many fascinating conversations with her, especially about local history. Dorothy could converse on any topic and I suspect she will soon have many dear friends in Heaven. My condolences Don and Lois. I will miss her too.
Posted by Gary Hopwood on March 22, 2017
I am glad I met Mrs Weinberger what a wonderful lady.
Posted by Connie Grassel on March 22, 2017
Don.... SO SORRY for your loss! Sincerely,
Posted by Arlene Scott Moore on March 22, 2017
Dorothy was in the class ahead of me @ AHS. with my sister Luella. So sorry for your loss.
Posted by Robert and Louise Wilkins on March 22, 2017
So glad she came to Grinnell to the Olson Figland reunion we so enjoyed getting to know her
Posted by Martha Landes on March 22, 2017
I met sweet Dorothy when she became part of the Sanborn Central Horizon's group 10 years ago. She was always very kind and interested in helping out her community the entire 4 years I worked with her. She even took this Southerner to see her baby buffalo. I'm very saddened to hear of her passing.
Posted by pal & Joyce Jessop on March 22, 2017
Got to know our family history through Dorothy, most interesting lady to visit with.
Posted by Carol (Coy) Bonine on March 22, 2017
We are so sorry to hear about your mom ! I will let Valinda know ,you will be in our prayers !
Posted by Sheila and Allen Latcham on March 22, 2017
We so enjoyed getting to know Dorothy and her family rest in pease gracious lady
Posted by Jeri Trantina on March 22, 2017
SO sorry to hear this ! Jim talked of his South Dakota Families a lot ! My sympathies for healing for her family ! JERI TRANTINA ! ( posted on 3/22/2017 )
Posted by Janet Figland Sears on March 22, 2017
A great and gracious lady will be missed! I can imagine her comparing geneology notes with the angels and sharing Artesian history and news with them. My condolances to Lois and Don and families.
Posted by Leola figland on March 22, 2017
What a great , gracious, sincere, lady - I will always feel blessed to have known her -
Posted by Karen Lambert on March 22, 2017
Dorothy was so dear to all of us; she believed in her family and her community and gave tirelessly to the benefit of so many and was a visionary in her approach to life
Posted by Shana on March 21, 2017
It is rare to meet someone who is truly genuine. She will be missed by many.
Posted by Duane and Debbie Bertsch on March 21, 2017
Your mother had a wonderful daughter who is today a very precious friend along with her dear husband Wayne. Lois our treasure in heaven is growing more beautiful every year.
Posted by Jim and Stella Wright on March 21, 2017
Lois and Wayne, there's nothing like a mother's love for her children. May you find comfort in knowing there will be a wonderful reunion one day with those who have gone before us. Praying for comfort and love of others to surround you in the days ahead. God is faithful to all He has promised.
Posted by Ginger and Floyd Murphy on March 21, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers for the family of this incredible woman. Our lives have been enriched with her presence in them.
Posted by Devona Simonson on March 21, 2017
so sorry to hear of her passing, we had good visits, will miss her, she was such a grand lady
Posted by Arlene Baysinger on March 21, 2017
Our sympathy to the family! She was an awesome lady!
Posted by Bev Edwards Miller on March 21, 2017
My prayers are with you
Posted by Nancy Meinke on March 21, 2017
Sorry for your loss
Posted by Katie ((Dean) Galbraith on March 21, 2017
Our sincere sympathy. We will keep your family in our prayers. Wonderful memories of a lovely lady!
Posted by Ty and Colin Dunn on March 21, 2017
We so savor the time spent with family in Artesian and the pride Dorothy took in sharing her fund of knowledge of family history. May Don and Lois and extended family take comfort in knowing she was an incredible influence for all of us. Thinking of you all in these difficult days.
Posted by Sandra Kelsey O'Brien on March 21, 2017
So sorry to hear about Dorothy. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Posted by Jan and Jack Praxel Spokane WA on March 21, 2017
Dorothy welcomed us in her home as newly discovered family. What a dear woman! All our love to your family in your loss. She will be missed!
Posted by Lorraine King on March 21, 2017
Don and family so sorry for your loss. She was a great lady
Posted by Sharon Hall on March 21, 2017
Don & Family. I'm so sorry about the passing of your Mom. I Hold You close in My Heart & In My thoughts & Prayers
Posted by John and Delaney Connor on March 21, 2017
Grandma Weinberger was a great lady and will be greatly missed.
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