Alma Weller, 96, passed away on Friday, January 11, 2013, at the Avera Eureka Health Care Center.
Alma Wolff, the last surviving child of Jacob and Christina (Gohl) Wolff, was born March 27, 1916, in McPherson County. She married Emil Weller on August 25, 1940. In 1955 she and Emil opened the Eureka Bakery which they operated until their retirement in 1974. She was a life time member of Zion American Lutheran Church.
Alma enjoyed cooking, baking, knitting, crocheting, traveling and gardening. Her greatest pleasure was to spend time with her children and especially the grand children and great grandchildren.
Survivors include three sons: Richard (Audrey) Weller, of Tucson, Arizona, James (Candy) Weller of Hastings, Minnesota, Harry (Nancy) Weller of Kadoka; one daughter, Barbara (Darold) Owens of Brainerd, Minnesota; eight grandchildren: Mara (John) Determan, Carla (Brent) Johnson, Christa (Chris) Strenge, Michael (Jennifer) Owens, David (Kari) Weller, Debra (Ryan) Hafey, Brandee (Heath) Hauptman, and Kendra (Neal) Mastel; and fifteen great grandchildren: Maia, Matthew and Hallee Determan, Von and Levi Strenge, Brady and Carolyn Johnson, Hailey and Kate Owens, Kenzie and Maycie Jo Weller, Chauncey and Blaine Hauptman, Hayden and Hudson Mastel.
Alma was preceded in death by her husband, Emil; a son, Thomas, her parents and her thirteen brothers and sisters.
The funeral service for Alma Weller was held on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at Zion American Lutheran Church in Eureka, with Pastor Ryan Gage leading the service. Burial followed at the church cemetery.
Alma’s family prefers memorials to Zion American Lutheran Church, PO 546, Eureka, SD 57437 or to the Avera Eureka Healthcare Center, PO Box 40, Eureka, SD 57437.
To leave an online condolence, please visit www.MillerLienFH.com.
Lien-Straub Funeral Chapel, Eureka, is in charge of arrangements.