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Joyce Weingarten

May 01, 1924 - June 15, 2011


5-8:00 P.M. Friday, June 17 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Prayer Service:

Rosary and Prayer Service: 7:00 P.M. Friday, June 17 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

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.

Joyce Weingarten

May 01, 1924 - June 15, 2011


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. 


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10 responses to “Joyce Weingarten”

  1. Peter Weingarten says:

    Scottsdale AZ
    I love you Mom and I miss you. May Our Good Lord through Our Lady’s prayerful hands grant you heaven ASAP. Thanks for being a wonderful and good mother! With many loving tears, Masses and prayers – Your Son, Peter Nelson Weingarten
    P.S. Say “Hi!” to your Dad for me.

  2. Michael Frank Misialek, Sr. & Jr. says:

    West Fargo ND
    Joyce was pretty much everything to me. A great best friend (age difference did not matter), she confided many things to me when we were together on our many weekends together, having fun with drinks, dancing and breakfast in the wee hours. She told me of the many heart breaks she had endured during times in Detroit, Arizona etc. She needed someone to talk to about those things too as I told her about my life falling apart with divorce. Joyce was my angel here on earth. Never changing and always there with a prayer, a listening ear, lots of food, and always a preferred bedroom to sleep in. I wonder who I kept pushing out.
    Whenever I talked to Joyce she made me feel that I was her only child and she my mom. You would never know how many of her own children she had to worry about and other kids she was responsible for.
    Next to my Dad and Mom, Joyce was also my hero and my savior and my angel here on earth.
    I feel a big empty whole in the world without her. She was my rock after my parents left.
    I miss her terribly and cry often as I pray to her. Mike & Mike

  3. Michele Weingarten says:

    Fargo ND
    Words cannot express my love for you, Mom, and how much I miss you. But, know that I accept God’s Will for us all! God has rewarded you for all of your suffering! I know you are with Jesus! I love you! Thank you family and friends for your condolences!

  4. Jay Weingarten says:

    MUNDELEIN ILThank you, Mom, for your love for 54 years and most of all for teaching and giving me the greatest gift of all, my Catholic Faith. May your soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, rest in peace. Amen

  5. Lois (Saval) and Art Finstein says:

    Framingham MAWe had been away and just heard the sad news today (6/26). Our thoughts are with you. May the memories of many years with your mom and grandma be of some comfort.

  6. Eva Weingarten says:

    winter park flI love you Grandma so so much!
    I know your up in heaven peacefully looking out for all your many children,and Grandchildren!

  7. Frank Sonntag says:

    Queen Creek ArizonaPeter, sorry for your loss. I lost my mother when I was young and I know it hurts very much. She will be in my prayers at Mass tonight. I am sure she is in heaven and happy right now. Sincerely, Frank and Valerie Sonntag

  8. Anita and Jim Platt says:

    Bloomington Minnesota
    I pray God will comfort you and bring to mind many happy memories that you may share with each other during this time of sorrow.

    I pray the Holy Spirit will unite you in honoring Joyce through bearing fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness and self control.

    I pray you may rest in the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ.

    Love and Blessings,


  9. Marg Olson says:

    Kindred N.D
    I am so sorry for your loss.
    You and your family are in my prayers.
    Treasure the memories, she will always be with you.

  10. Alan & Arlene Greenfield says:

    Roseland NJMay her memory always be a blessing and a comfort to all.

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