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Rebecca N. Weeg

Rebecca Weeg

Born:  May 25, 1923
Died: September 6, 2018

Visitation

Date: Saturday, September 15   9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Location: Deer Creek Valley Lutheran Church, Rural Glenville, MN

Funeral Service

Date: Saturday, September 15, 11:00 a.m.
Location: Deer Creek Valley Lutheran Church, Rural Glenville, MN

Burial

Date: Saturday, September 15

Location: London Deer Creek, Northwood

Obituary

Rebecca Noraine (Noreen) Hanson Weeg fell asleep in the Lord September 6, 2018 after a short stay at The Estates of Roseville, Hospice Care Unit, Shoreview, MN.  She was born May 25th, 1923 to her parents, Peder & Hattie (Preston) Hanson on her grandparents, Lewis & Hilma Preston’s, farm in London Township, MN.  She was baptized and confirmed at Deer Creek Valley Lutheran Church.

 

Rebecca learned to read sitting on her grandpa’s lap in the front of a cook stove reading the newspaper.  She attended Country School, District 59 and would charm children telling them about her education experience in a one-room schoolhouse.

 

By the time she attended Northwood High School, Northwood, IA, she had advanced 2 grades.  She excelled in music and was part of the band that won the National Band Contest in Cleveland, OH in 1936.  In her senior year, she was voted the first Miss Northwood, 1939.  Rebecca went on to St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN where the “farm girl” met the “big city boy” (Chicago), Warren C. Weeg.  They were married May 19, 1945 in Deer Creek Valley Lutheran Church, rural Glenville, MN.  They were blessed with three children, W. Paul, Mary and John.

 

Rebecca’s love of music led her to teach piano from the age of 14 to the age of 89, when she decided to give up her driver’s license.  During the years Warren was a Lutheran Pastor, they served churches in Boyceville/Wheeler, Wisc., Park Ridge, IL and finally, Sterling, IL.  While living in Sterling, Rebecca taught music, K – 8 in five country schools as well as directing the senior and youth choir at St. Paul Lutheran Church.  In addition to that she taught as many as 40 piano students weekly.  She was a premier soloist in various music groups through the years.

 

The illness of Warren led them to an early retirement to Shoreview, MN in 1980 where Rebecca drove through the streets of St. Paul teaching dozens of students piano in their homes.  She led an active life in women’s circle and directed the large youth choir at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, St. Paul, MN.  Over the years, thousands of disadvantaged youth benefitted from all the hats and mittens she knitted — including her sweaters, scarves and Christmas stockings she made for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

Rebecca was very close to all her family keeping track of all their schedules, activities, whereabouts, joys, sorrows, challenges and accomplishments.  This, along with her music, kept her a sharp, engaging, upbeat and joyous woman with a deep, abiding faith over the many years after the love of her life, Warren, had died in 1980.

 

Rebecca is survived by her son W. Paul (Margaret) Weeg of Northwood, IA, and their children W. Peder Weeg of Northwood, IA and Erick (Christine) Weeg of Plymouth, MN and their children Aune and Henrik; daughter Mary (Fred) Kueffer of Shoreview, MN, and their children Sarah Rebecca (Mark) Sponholz of Maple Grove, MN and their children George and Rebecca, Fred Kueffer of Falcon Heights, MN, Daniel (Kelly) Kueffer of Edina, MN and their children Levi and Charlotte; and son John of Shoreview, MN., her brother Paul L. Hanson of Northwood, IA, sister, Rosine Johnson of Kent, OH and numerous nieces and nephews and their families.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Peder and Hattie Hanson, her husband, Warren, her brother Harold Hanson, sister Ruth Davidson, brother’s-in-law David Johnson and Marvid Davidson, and sister-in-law Betty Lou Hanson.  The family wishes to sincerely thank the Hospice care at United Hospital in St. Paul and The Estates of Roseville, the Hospice Chaplain and pastoral visits from St. Timothy and Resurrection Lutheran Churches and most especially Rebecca’s favorite home care nurse, Laurie, who showered her with her care and love.

 

Funeral services will be at Deer Creek Valley Lutheran Church, Thrush and Stateline Road, on September 15th at 11:00 a.m.  Visitation will be at the church beginning at 9:30 a.m.  Pastor Dave Efflandt and Pastor W. Paul Weeg will officiate. 

Those wishing to give a memorial are encouraged to do so to St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN for the support of students studying for careers in Music Education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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