Lureta Weber, 88, of Mitchell, SD, died Monday, December 30, 2019 at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls, SD.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mitchell. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation will be 4-5:30 PM Friday, January 3, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mitchell, with a 6:30 PM Scripture Service. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.
Lureta Cora (Heiman) Weber, 88, died December 30, 2019, in Sioux Falls at Dougherty Hospice Care. Funeral services will be 10:30 am Saturday, January 3, 2020, at Holy Spirit Church in Mitchell. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00-5:30 pm, Friday, with a Wake scripture service at 6:30 pm at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Arrangements are with the Bittner Funeral Chapel in Mitchell.
Lureta C. (Heiman) Weber was born February 24, 1931, in Mitchell, to George and Anna (Knickrehm) Heiman. She grew up living on a farm outside of Ethan. She attended a country grade school and graduated from Ethan High School. Lureta attended nursing training at the Presentation School of Nursing. She married Melvin D. Weber on July 30, 1952. After Melvin’s discharge from the Army, Lureta and Melvin moved to the Heiman family farm outside of Ethan. They farmed for several years and then moved to Mitchell. Lureta worked as a nurse for St. Joseph’s Hospital (later to become Queen if Peace - Avera) in Mitchell. Throughout the years, Lureta held many nursing positions at St. Joseph’s, including night supervisor, evening supervisor, assistant director of nursing, acting director of nursing and Safety Disaster Coordinator. Lureta used her nursing skills to care for many family members and friends. Even in her later years, when Lureta was in Memory Care, she still wanted to use her nursing skills to care for fellow residents.
Lureta was an active member of Holy Spirit Parish in Mitchell, participating in Rosary Club, the Alter Society and the Prayer Network Ministry. She was a member of the Avera Queen of Peace Lamps. She has known for her cooking and gardening. She loved to dance and read. In her younger years Lureta played the piano and sang.
Lureta is survived by three sons; Rev. Terry Weber, Gary Weber, and Allen Weber; two daughters, Linda Potts and Diane Babcock; one sister, Loraine Losser; one sister-in-law, Phyllis Mohr; 13 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George & Anna Heiman; her husband, Melvin; two sisters, Hazel & Velma Heiman; one son, David Weber; one daughter, Sue Griess, 1 granddaughter, Miranda Babcock; and two brother-in-laws, Carl Losser and DeWayne Mohr.
The family with grateful hearts would like to thank Edgewood Vista for their great care of mom.