5-8:00 P.M. Friday, June 17 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
Rosary and Prayer Service: 7:00 P.M. Friday, June 17 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
9:00 A.M. Saturday, June 18 at the St. Mary's Cathedral, Fargo.
2:30 PM, Saturday, June 18 at St. Thomas Catholic Cemetery, St. Thomas, ND
Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
Catherine Joyce Agnes (Nelson) Weingarten, 87, of Fargo, ND, died on June 15, at Sanford Health in Fargo, surrounded by her devoted family and loved ones.
Joyce was born on May 1, 1924, in St. Thomas, ND, to Peter Benjamin and Theresa Catherine (Kelly) Nelson. She grew up in St. Thomas where she graduated from high school then completed St. John’s Hospital School of Nursing in Fargo trained by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet of the St. Paul Province. During World War II she taught in a one room school house after which she enlisted in the USO and was stationed in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She married Dr. Jerome Selwyn Weingarten, in 1948, in Birmingham, AL. They lived in Detroit, MI, Phoenix, AZ, and Fargo. Joyce worked as a Surgical RN at the University of Alabama Hospital at Birmingham, St. John’s Hospital in Fargo, and Bell’s Lodge, in Phoenix.
Joyce was a member of Catholic Daughters of America, and Legion of Mary. She was a parishioner and daily communicant of the Cathedral for forty-one years and prepared the altar linens for twenty-five of these years where she loved her Catholic Community.
Our Lord Jesus Christ was most important in Joyce’s life and her family where she is survived by her Children: Charles (Mary) Weingarten, Grand Forks, ND, Laurie Weingarten, Fargo, ND, Peter Weingarten, Scottsdale, AZ, John Steven Weingarten, Bismarck, ND, Catherine Joyce (David) Turner, St. Paul, MN, Jay (Angela) Weingarten, Mundelein, IL, James (Pauline) Weingarten, Winter Park, FL, Mariam (John) Conlin, Fargo, ND, Michele Weingarten, Fargo, ND, Mary Catherine Weingarten, Denver, CO; Grandchildren: Benjamin, Sarine, Ann and Charyl Weingarten, Tonya (Adam) VanSlyke, Theresa (Brandon) McCabe, Charles, Joseph, and David Turner, Amanda Diemert, Abby Weingarten, Angela (Justin) Bear, Eva and Mali Weingarten, Thomas, Catherine, Frances, Mary, Jack, Christina, Juliana, Elizabeth Conlin. Great-Grandchildren: Lauren and Ashlyn Diemert, Natasha, Isaac and Michael Van Slyke, Charlice Weingarten, Ella Escobar-Haskins, and Maximilian Bear. Brother: James Earl (Philomena) Nelson, Moorhead, MN.
Joyce was preceded in death by her Spouse, Dr. Jerome S. Weingarten; Parents, Peter & Theresa Nelson; Grandchild, Andrew Conlin; Brother, Peter Nelson; and Sisters, Alice Duffy, Louise Daniels, Elinor Misialek, Dorothy Lee, Mary Krause, and Donna Kennelly.
We wish to thank The Cathedral of St. Mary’s, the professionals of Mayo Clinic of Rochester and Scottsdale, along with St. Mary’s Hospital of Rochester, and Sanford (St. Luke’s Hospital), Fargo and all the faithful that prayed for our dearly beloved Mother.
Memorials are preferred to the Cathedral of St. Mary in Fargo, ND, the North Dakota Mental Health Association, and the North Dakota Right to Life in care of Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, ND.