Alma Weiss of Akaska dies


Funeral services for Alma Weiss, age 99, of Akaska, will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 15, 2012, at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Akaska. Burial will be in the Akaska Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge.

Visitation with the family present will be on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Alma passed away, Saturday, March 10, 2012, at the Selby Good Samaritan Center.

Alma Elizabeth (Eiteneier) Weiss was born on the family farm southwest of Akaska to Emmanuel and Maria (Wacker) Eiteneier. She grew up on the family farm and attended Scranton and Wagner Country Schools.

On Nov. 20, 1932, she married William Weiss at the Zion Lutheran Church in Akaska. They made their home on a farm southwest of Akaska. During the years at the farm she would help William and also raise their family. William passed away Jan. 16, 1990.

Alma continued living on the farm until 2005 when she entered in the Selby Good Samaritan Center where she had since resided.

Alma was a member of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Akaska, where she was baptized, confirmed, was a member of the choir for many years and a Sunday school teacher. She was also a member of the Good Cheer Extension Club. Alma enjoyed spending her time working on arts and crafts and spending time with her family.

Alma is survived by her son, Stanley Weiss of Akaska; daughter, Adeline Creviston of Yankton; two grandsons, Ryan (Michelle) Creviston of Sioux Falls and Paul (Amanda) Creviston of Sioux Falls; five great grandchildren, Brooke, Dylan, Bree, Bella, and Sophia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William, daughter, Arlene, son-in-law Gary Creviston, and six brothers and sisters.

Casket bearers are Ryan Creviston, Paul Creviston, Wayne Eiteneier, JR Keckler, Pat Ballensky, and Pat Starks.

Honorary bearers are the staff at the Selby Good Samaritan Center and all Alma’s nieces and nephews.

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