Ralph J. Weiers, 92

Ralph J. Weiers, age 92, of Union Hill, died peacefully, surrounded by his family on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at Mala Strana Rehabilitation Center.  Ralph was born on September 24, 1925, in Derrynane Township, Le Sueur County, to William A. and Josephine (Barten) Weiers.  He lived his entire life in the Union Hill area where he attended St. John’s Catholic School.  After his marriage to Helen M. Neisen on September 29, 1951 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Jordan, the couple made their home on the family farm where they raised their seven children.  In addition to farming, Ralph worked for many years as a carpenter with the Twin Cities Carpenters Union.  He was a member of and held offices in the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, Catholic Aid, and the Derrynane Township Board.  He was a man of deep faith and served as a trustee for St. John’s Catholic Church.  He enjoyed old-time music, woodworking, cards, and fishing.  His greatest joy came in spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Ralph is survived by his wife, Helen of New Prague; children, Mary Jo (Dick) Hruby of New Prague, Gordon (Claudia) Weiers of Glenwood, Rodney (Debra) Weiers of Silver Lake, Monica (Chuck) Valek of Belle Plaine, Margie (Jack) Ferguson of Minneapolis, Carol (Dale) Finnesgaard of Minneapolis, Bill (Anne) Weiers of New Prague; 20 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Mary Ann Busch, Erma Steinhoff, Ceil Lehman; brother, John Hauer.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, April 2, 2018, at 10:00 AM at St. John’s Catholic Church in Union Hill with Father Kevin Clinton officiating.  Visitation will take place Sunday from  4-8 PM and Monday morning from 7:30 – 9:30 AM at Bruzek Funeral Home.  Burial will occur at St. John’s Cemetery with lunch following at the KC Hall in New Prague.  bruzekfuneralhome.com

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