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Marie Weiss, 100

Mason City resident, Marie Weiss, will celebrate her 100th
birthday on Friday, July 23rd. A card shower is planned in
her honor. Cards of congratulations and birthday greetings
may be sent to her throughout the month of July.
Marie was born in an upstairs bedroom of a rented
farmhouse in North Iowa on July 23rd, 1921. She was the
daughter of Henry and Anna DeWeerdt. In her recently
published memoir, A Hundred Years From Now, Marie wrote
of her childhood, describing her education in a one-room
schoolhouse. Using words, she drew vivid pictures of her life
on a farm where she learned indoor and outdoor chores.
On August 29th, 1939, she married Clem Weiss.They spent
most of their years together in Mason City where they raised
ten children. Clem died in 2006 a few months after their
67th wedding anniversary.
Marie’s children are Marlene (Paul) Weber, Linda (Michael)
Kennedy, David (Ann), Connie Barry,Tom (Ann), Sue (Pat)
Lang, Steve (Patti), and Jeffrey (Tangela). Sons Michael
and Daniel are deceased.The doors on their home were
revolving doors to many of her childrens’ friends who also
think of Marie as Mom.
Through the years, Marie has been known for her
impeccably clean home and delicious meals. In addition,
she was 100% Mom all of the time. Marie can also add
Globe Gazette Carrier to her resume Through a span of time
when her boys were delivering Mason City’s newspaper, she
was often seen with the Globe Gazette bag over her own
shoulder as she served as substitute for one of them.
In addition to her ten children and spouses, Marie has
22 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great
grandchildren. Her oldest grandchild, Mara Weber, died
during the summer of 2020. Marie is pictured here with her
youngest great-grandchild, Dixie Weiss. Dixie is the daughter
of Luke and Eve Weiss of Mason City.

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