Jeanette J. Weickert, age 91 of Alexandria, passed into her new life on Saturday, March 9, 2019 from her home at the Prairie Senior Cottages in Alexandria, MN.
On February 16, 1928 a baby girl was born to Joseph and Nellie (Westberg) Robben in Bartlett Township, Todd Co, MN. They named her Jeanette and she would be one of two daughters and six sons born to this union. She grew up and attended school, graduating in 1946 from Wadena High School. She went to work at the drug store in Bertha and also helped care for her family. On March 20, 1949 Jeanette married the love of her life, Marlan Weickert at St. John’s Lutheran Church in rural Bertha, MN. They farmed for many years and Jeanette also worked for the Bertha-Hewitt Public School. After a time working at the Bertha Creamery, Jeanette returned to her job at the school, retiring in 1971. In addition to raising her daughters, Jeanette kept busy gardening, bowling and caregiving. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran for many years. After retirement, the Weickerts moved into a home in Alexandria. Retirement also allowed them time to enjoy traveling the country in their motor home. They joined the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, where Jeanette belonged to the LWML women’s group.
Jeanette was a kind and loving wife, mother and proud grandma. She had a heart of gold and was always ready to lend a helping hand. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Marlan Weickert of Alexandria; daughters, Carol (Bruce) Gorghuber of Alexandria and Bonnie (Kris Price) Craig of Alexandria; 5 grandchildren, Eric (Bonita) Gorghuber, Kari (Tim) Lauthen, Crystal (Kris) Sayre, Darrin (Shannon) Craig and Jeffrey Craig; 9 great grandchildren, Mason Gorghuber, Megan & Brian Lauthen, Taylor, Ashton & Makena Sayre, Kadin, Kendal & Karter Craig; in laws, Henry (Jo) Greenwaldt, Avis Robben, Lou Robben, Violet (Norman) Rausch, Bev (Dean) Hetland, Jim (Glenda) Kohnen; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceding her in death are her parents, brothers, John, Donald, Walter, Kenneth, LeRoy and Harold Robben; a sister, Gladys Greenwaldt.
Funeral services will be held for Jeanette on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Alexandria with Rev. Tim Schiller officiating. Visitation begins at the church one hour before the service. Interment will be at St. Paul’s Cemetery in rural Bertha, MN with Ashton Sayre, Brian Lauthen, Jeffrey and Darrin Craig, Eric and Mason Gorghuber serving as casket bearers. Honorary bearers are Megan Lauthen, Taylor & Makena Sayre, Kadin, Kendal and Karter Craig.. Arrangements are with the Roy-Hetland Funeral Home, Osakis, MN. www.royhetland.com
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