Lawrence Weisz – Mitchell Republic

Parkston – Lawrence Raymond Weisz, 89, went to his heavenly home at Avera Bormann Manor in Parkston on Thursday, November 17. The funeral service will be held at 10:30 am on Tuesday, November 22 at Salem Lutheran Church in Parkston. The visitation will take place on Monday, November 21 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Church in Parkston. Arrangements by Koehn Bros. Funeral Home in Parkston.

Lawrence, the 2nd of 11 children, was born on October 28, 1933 to Solomon and Amalia (Schmidt) Weisz on the family farm near Kaylor, SD. He attended rural school through 8th grade, worked on the family farm and helped local farmers. During the winter months of 1953 and 1954 he was employed by the Ladish Company in Milwaukee, WI, but returned to the farm during the summer and fall months. In the summer of 1955 he was employed by Parkston Creamery as a line hand, collecting cream from farmers and delivering it to the dairy for processing. In December 1955, Lawrence was drafted into the United States Navy and served his country until his honorable discharge in 1957. He returned to Parkston and worked again for the Parkston Creamery until September 1964, when he and his brother Kenneth bought the Minneapolis-Moline Farm Implement business from Alton Wuertzer. Together they owned and operated Weisz Implement until her retirement and sale of the company in 2000. Lawrence was married to Alice Reiner on November 10, 1957 at Friedens Reformed Church in Tripp, SD. He was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church in Parkston, where he served on the church council and volunteered for Meals on Wheels. His joy in life was his family participating in their activities and their special events. He also enjoyed attending music productions, concerts, travel, reading, auctions, and antiques. His passion and will was to fix almost anything.

Grateful for sharing his life are his wife, Alice of Parkston; 3 children: David (Glenis) Weisz of Centerville, VA; Cindy (Brian) Weber of Bridgewater, SD; and Tim (Jeanette) Weisz from Aberdeen, SD; a son-in-law, Mark (Tamara) Morehouse of Parkston; 17 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters: Geneva Sorlien of Scotland, SD; and Diana (Rudy) Jerke from Scotland; 3 brothers: Roy (JoAnn) Weisz from Parkston; Richard (Cheryl) Weisz of Sturgis, SD; and Robert (Laura) Weisz of Mitchell, SD; a sister-in-law, Marie Weisz of Sioux Falls; 2 brothers-in-law, Jerry Roth of Yankton and Wilmer Frohreich of Yankton; and many nieces, nephews, cousins.

His parents preceded him in death; a daughter, Deb Morehouse; 4 sisters, Betty Weisz, Mary Ann Weisz, Janice Roth and Lila Froheich; a brother, Kenneth Weisz; and 2 brothers-in-law, Lloyd Sorlein and Lawrence Fuerst.