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Viola M. Weihert

November 28, 2018

Viola M. Weihert, 87, of Watertown, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, at her home.

Viola was born on Nov. 22, 1930, in Brownstown, Illinois, the daughter of Frank and Ethel (Phillips) Shippy. Viola married Reinhold “Reinie” Weihert on Nov. 12, 1950, at St. John Lutheran Church in Waterloo and the two enjoyed 45 years of marriage together until his death in 1995. Viola was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Watertown for the majority of her life. She worked at Schweiger Industry in the sewing department for over 25 years. For leisure, Viola enjoyed spending time with her family and friends chatting in her garage. She also had a love for cats, dogs and other animals. In her younger years, she enjoyed entertaining friends and dancing. She also had a love for sewing and knitting in her free time. She was a kind and loving wife, mother and friend and will be dearly missed.

Viola is survived by her four children, Connie Weihert, Vickie (Henry) Grebin, Kay (Robert) Campbell and Rodney (Maria) Weihert, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Reinhold and her close companion, Pepper.

A friends and family gathering will be held to honor the life of Viola on Thursday from 5 until 7 p.m. at the Pederson-Nowatka Funeral Home in Watertown. Viola will be laid to rest at 9 a.m. on Friday at Lutheran Cemetery in Watertown.

Pederson-Nowatka Funeral Homes is serving the family. To place an online condolence, please visit pn-fh.com.

Pederson-Nowatka Funeral Home

213 S. Fifth St. Watertown

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