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Connie Marie Weber

1943 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Connie Marie Weber Obituary
Connie Marie Weber

Connie Marie Weber was called to her heavenly home on September 7, 2016. Funeral mass will begin at 10:30 am on Monday, September 12, 2016 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Salem. Visitation will begin on Sunday at 2 pm with a 3 pm rosary at Kinzley Funeral Home in Salem. There will then be a 6:45 rosary and 7 pm prayer service on Sunday evening at St. Mary's.

Connie was born on April 27, 1943 to Floyd and Florence (Scheier) Krantz in Newel, South Dakota. They later lived in Howard, South Dakota and then moved to Salem in 1952. There Connie attended Salem St. Mary's and graduated from Salem High School in 1961.

Connie married Stephen Frances Weber on December 2, 1961, a beautiful, warm winter day. They made their home in Salem where they welcomed Elisa (Lisa) to their family. Then they moved to Long Beach, California and in a couple years added Monique (Nikki). She and Steve moved the family to Moses Lake, WA where Steve was employed in construction and then returned to Sioux Falls, SD in 1966. Once in Salem, they completed their family with son, Erick John.

Connie held a variety of employment positions over her lifetime. They were medical stenographer, managing with Steve the Mobile gas station on Highway 81 and I-90 interstate, bookkeeping for Krantz Auto, owning and operating their own upholstery business and helping Steve on the family farm. In 1996, Connie and Steve purchased the "Home Motel", they operated that until April of 2008.

In between these jobs, and once her children graduated, Connie enrolled at Dakota State University in Madison. She majored in History and English. These were her favorites as well as a love of literature. Connie always read books…more books than anyone could imagine. She was able to obtain 40 credit hours in one year due to her great knowledge and comprehension from all she had read.

Unfortunately, cancer sidetracked her higher education goals. She was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 1989 with another diagnosis in 2011. She went through chemotherapy, and from there she endured a bone marrow transplant. After much healing she won the battle over cancer and had been a cancer survivor for the last 27 years.

Steve and Connie purchased a home in Salem in 2008 after selling the motel as a start to their retirement life. After many health setbacks Connie entered the Diamond Care Center in January 2016. There she made many friends and was loved by the staff.

Anyone who knew Connie has seen her many God given gifts that she shared with family and friends. Her many talents included sewing clothes, blankets, curtains, or items for special occasions, interior decorating, drafting, writing books, reading, gardening, playing guitar, painting, arts and crafts, and teaching CCD for years. Her incredible talents were immeasurable!

In addition to all her special talents, she is loved most for her helpful and carrying ways towards her children, grandchildren, and nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.

Those Connie leaves behind are her husband Steve, daughters Elisa (Mark) Opp of Eureka, SD, Nikki (Lance) Chevalier of Sioux Falls, all her grandchildren, sister Marcia Mentele, brothers Terry (Rhonda) Krantz and Dan (Sandy) Krantz, along with all her many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by son Erick Weber, brother Ronald Krantz, parents Floyd and Florence Krantz, and brother-in-law Greg Mentele.
Published in The Argus Leader on Sept. 9, 2016
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