Details for WEISS, MARIE - Ad from 2021-07-11
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.