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Audrey R. Weeman

Audrey R. Weeman

March 5, 1927 - March 12, 2017

Audrey R. Weeman died peacefully with her family by her side on March 12, 2017 at Reflections Care Suites on the campus of Three Links in Northfield, MN. She had recently celebrated her 90th birthday with family and friends.

Audrey was born in Shawano County, WI on March 5, 1927, grew up in Shawano, WI and graduated from Shawano High School with fellow classmate King Weeman. Following graduation, she worked in the office at a local milk cooperative handling a variety of bookkeeping duties. While King was serving in the United States Marine Corp, she moved to Milwaukee, WI with a girlfriend for work.

On October 22, 1949 she married her lifelong partner, King. They made their home and raised their family in Shawano, WI until 1972 when they purchased the Dairy Queen in New Prague, MN. The couple worked side-by-side, 7 days a week, 12 hours a day during the 9 month season the DQ was open.

Since her husband was an avid golfer, Audrey learned to play the game and the two of them enjoyed living in golfing communities in AZ, FL & Mazatlan, Mexico.

They loved to travel covering much of the U.S. and Mexico by automobile. King often joked that he wouldn’t travel to Europe until they built a bridge. However, many trips were made to Europe, Thailand, Hawaii, & Panama.

A woman of strong faith, Audrey was very active in the Lutheran church, working in the kitchen and at the Nearly New Shop, a “minidepartment store” operated by The Interfaith Council of Sun City Center, FL. A fun fact about Audrey, she could recite the names of the books of the Old Testament, all 39!

Audrey is now reunited in heaven with the love of her life, King, who passed away on November 21, 2016. She is survived by son Tim (Jan), daughter Mary Ellen Weeman (Craig Sindelar), grandsons Chris Weeman (Amber), Allan Weeman (Julie) and two great grandsons Zach and Caleb Weeman.

The family would like to thank the caring staff at Reflections who treated us all with such dignity and respect, the word “staff” really doesn’t describe the relationship, it was more like family. We would also like to thank the Heartland Hospice Twin Cities team for keeping our mom comfortable while she was able to stay in home for the past 5 months. Special thanks to Eunie, her hospice nurse/angel/confidant. They formed a special bond and we are so grateful. Also thanks to Mary Beth for her relaxing massages, Joan for spiritual care and conversation. And although the Heartland Hospice team in Rochester was just recently involved, Stephanie was our rock who worked tirelessly for over 12 hours the day we moved mom into Reflections. Thank you to the staff at Mala Strana for the 2 weeks that mom was a resident there and appreciate all that you did to help her. Many thanks to Dr. Jean Craig at Parkview Clinic for the care and compassion with which she always treated Audrey. Finally, we are so grateful for Pastor Steve Trewartha from Faithpoint Lutheran Church for his house-calls to both mom and dad and for the late night weekend call to Reflections. A private, Christian burial will be at the family lot at the Woodlawn City Cemetery in Shawano, WI at a later date.