Gary G. Weiss, 70, of Bismarck, North Dakota, passed away Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, at St. Vincent's Care Center in Bismarck. He died knowing that he was cared for by family members as they spent time with him during the last week of his life.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Sept.15, 2021, from 4-6 p.m. followed by his 6 p.m. prayer service at Vertin-Munson Funeral Home in Wahpeton, North Dakota. Visitation will continue from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, at St. John's Catholic Church in Wahpeton, followed by his 11:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial. Fr. Dale Lagodinski will officiate the service. Burial will be in Fairview Memorial Gardens, Wahpeton.
Gary George Weiss was born Dec. 14, 1950, in Breckenridge, Minnesota, to George and Florence (Differding) Weiss. He graduated from Wahpeton Senior High School and went on to graduate from North Dakota College of Science in Wahpeton in 1971. Then he went to work for Montana Dakota Utilities (MDU) from Oct. 18, 1971, to Dec. 29, 2020, when he retired. This was his first and only job he had. He enjoyed working and talking about MDU.
He lived in Wahpeton from 1950 until 1971. In 1971, he moved to Bismarck, where he lived until he died.
He was affiliated with the Roman Catholic church where he was baptized and confirmed. He attended Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Bismarck. Gary’s hobbies included gardening, yard work, and playing softball for MDU.
He loved spending time with his family. He would go out of his way to spend time with the family. When he was out on the road for work, and he was in the area he would attempt to have a meal, with the family. He would go out of his way to support the family member even taking time off work to go and help that family member.
He would even help relatives pack moving trucks so the person could move easier and quicker instead of making the family move themselves. He would also try to go to the family reunions so he would have quality time with the family. He made sure to spend time with his two nephews and be a part of their lives. Especially when they were younger and lived close by. After moving, he would make trips to see them when they lived about two hours from him. Often making trips to watch them play sports and made holidays special for them.
Gary even cared for his mother most of his life. He was her primary caretaker and would go out of his way to keep her happy. Always putting her first.
His generous and giving spirit will forever be missed by his sister, Linda (Darwin) Schultz of Lincoln, Nebraska; and nephews, Timothy and Steven Schultz of Lincoln.
He was preceded in death by parents, George and Florence Weiss, and grandparents, William and Hazel Weiss.
Submitted by Gary’s loving family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home.