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Harold Charles Weikert 1928-2018
Harold Charles Weikert 1928-2018

GREAT BEND – Harold Charles Weikert, 90, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, at Showalter Villa, Hesston.

He was born Sept. 24, 1928, in rural Ellinwood, to Frank and Teresa (Heinz) Weikert. He married Rosaline Stegman July 29, 1958 and they later divorced. He married Darylene “Dee” B. Burns  Dec. 15, 1967, at Medicine Lodge. She died Dec. 19, 1981.

Coming from near St. Peter and Paul in 1958, Harold was a Great Bend resident. He owned and operated D&H Appliance Service and was a Private First Class in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He loved camping, boating and fishing. He was Captain of the Fish and Chicks boat. He was known for his gardening skills, especially his sweet corn. He was an honest, hard-working man and was very strong in his faith and love of family.

Survivors include, seven daughters, Mary Ann Shorman and husband Gary of Hays, Deann Boyer and husband Norman, Great Bend; Theresa Leiker and husband Dave, Great Bend; Diane Weikert, Overland Park; Cyndi Whistler and husband John D. North Newton; Kathleen Weikert and Karen Merrill, Great Bend; and Margaret Dirks of Great Bend; 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Darylene “Dee” B. Weikert and a brother, Victor Weikert.

Visitation and viewing will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 21 at Bryant Funeral Home, with family present from 5 to 7 p.m. to greet friends prior to the Knights of Columbus Rosary and Vigil at 7 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 22 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Great Bend, with Father Ted Stoecklein officiating. There will be a private family inurnment at a later date at the Great Bend Cemetery.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials be suggested to the St. Peter and Paul Church Restoration Fund, in care of Bryant Funeral Home.

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Funeral arrangements provided by

Bryant Funeral Home  

1425 Patton Road        

Great Bend, KS, 67530

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune Dec.  19, 2018