Victor J. Weiss, age 89, of Sleepy Eye, died on September 18, 2013, at Sleepy Eye Medical Center. Visitation will be on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye and will continue on Tuesday from 7:30 until 10 a.m. at the Sturm Funeral Home, Sleepy Eye. There will be a parish prayer service at 7 p.m., Monday at the funeral home. Service will be held at the St. Mary's Catholic Church, Sleepy Eye, on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. The clergy will be Father Andy Michels. Interment will be at the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Sleepy Eye. On line condolences may be left for the family at www.sturmfh.com.
Victor J. Weiss was born on September 3, 1924 in Stark Township, the son of Lawrence and Anna (Saffert) Weiss. He grew up and attended country school through eighth grade and then farmed with his family. Victor was united in marriage to Karen Saffert on December 21, 1974 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Sanborn. He worked at Sleepy Eye Auction Market and Farmers Elevator in the Fertilizer Division. His hobbies included, hunting, fishing, vegetable and flower gardening, farming, collecting toy tractors, watching westerns, playing cards, trap shooting, bowling, cooking, canning, and refinishing furniture. He enjoyed attending Adult Day Services at Ross Park.
He is survived by wife, Karen of Sleepy Eye, two daughters, Christa (Dennis) Steffl of Leavenworth, Vicky and special friend Charles Moldan of Sleepy Eye; grandsons, Austin, Alex and Anden Steffl; two brothers, Sylvester Weiss of St. James, Linus Weiss of Sleepy Eye; five sisters, Viola Krueger, Lillian Riebel, Mary Doyle, all of Sleepy Eye, Margaret McSherry of Tallahasse, Fla. and Florence Current of Delano; mother-in-law, Doris Saffert of Sleepy Eye, many nieces and nephews and Toby, his Rat Terrier.
He was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law, Gilbert Saffert.