Barbara Weigel

barbara weigel
Barbara Weigel, 90, Fargo, ND passed away on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at Eventide in Fargo. Barbara Ann (Ziegler) Weigel was born at home on a ranch near Fullerton, ND to Michael and Murrel (Bergenake) Ziegler on September 8, 1930. They lived with her grandparents for awhile and they gave her the nickname of Dolly which stayed with her until her death. She was baptized, made her first communion, and was confirmed at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church at Oakes, ND. She attended grade school at the Catholic school. She attended four years of high school at the Oakes Public School where she graduated as a co-valedictorian, a fact she never bragged or spoke about. She always thought that the student who worked their heart out for a C or D deserved the honor much more. She married Rokus (Roy) Weigel on August 31, 1948 at Oakes. They raised their family of three children in Oakes. Barb worked at the JC Penney Company from 1963-1967 until its closing and then worked at Borth’s Clothing until they moved to Fargo in October of 1968. She again worked for JC Penney Co from November 4, 1968 until she retired on May 5, 1995. Her husband died on November 9, 1978. Her favorite pastime was reading. She enjoyed Country Western music and going to Country concerts. Barb enjoyed going to Medora, Branson, MO, Hawaii, and doing the Alaska Cruise with her son, Joe. She also enjoyed going to plays with her daughter, Debra, and her great-granddaughter, Alexis. Barb had a collection of clowns-some were made of glass and some were metal, and a collection of Swarovski Crystal, as well as Thomas Kincade pictures and SnoBabies. Barb was preceded in death by her grandparents; parents; husband, Rokus (Roy); daughter, Jacquline; son, Joseph; brothers, LaMont (Bud), LeRoy; sisters, Shirley and Joyce; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Barb is survived by her son, Eugene (Teresa) Weigel; daughter, Debra (Jonathon McCutcheon) Weigel; sister, Jean (Edward Monsoon); seven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

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  1. Eugene, Deb and families you have my deepest sympathy. Aunt Dolly will always hold a special place in my heart. Many thoughts and prayers are going out to you all. I am sure she is happy to be reunited with Uncle Roy and the rest of the family that preceded her in death. Peace!

  2. Blessings and love with Barb and her family. She always made us feel so welcome. Our deepest sympathy.

  3. Deb I don’t know if you remember me from Shanley but I just wanted to say how sorry I am to hear about your Mom’s passing. Please know you and your family are in my prayers!!
    Colleen Dwyer Tuff

  4. Barb was my neighbor across the hall in our apartment building in the early-2000’s. She was the sweetest neighbor one could ask for, always cheerful and had nothing but good things to say about everyone. Her obituary picture brought back memories of hallway conversations we had over the course of a couple of years, both with myself and my children. She was truly one of God’s pleasantries put here to be treasured by those who met her. I’m sure she’s enjoying her Heavenly reward as this is written, though Earth is a little poorer in her passing. Godspeed, Barb.

  5. I am so very sorry to hear of Aunt Dolly’s passing. While I haven’t seen her in many years, I will always remember her lovely smile. Our families got together often when I was a kid and I am saddened at the family’s loss. Rest in peace, Aunt Dolly.

  6. I worked with Barb in the shoe department at Penney’s from 1969 – 1971. She was a joy to be around. Roy stopped by to see your mom many times and they were a beautiful couple. My sincere sympathy to the family.

  7. Condolences to Eugene, Deb and the extended Weigel family from an Oakes neighbor from long ago.
    I remember getting in trouble as a 4 or 5 year old when I put my muddy hands on Dolly’s sheets that were hanging on the clothes line.

    I hope and pray your memories of her are sweet and long lasting.

    Mark Pfeifer

  8. I’m so sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. I worked with Barb at JC Penney’s in Fargo. She was a very nice lady and I think of all my former co-workers so often.

    God Bless the memory of Barb!

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