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Wilma Weaver

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Wilma Weaver
Funeral services for Wilma Weaver, 93, were held Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hartley. Rev. David E. Ericksen officiated the ceremony.

Interment took place at Waterman Cemetery in Sutherland.

Wilma passed away Friday, June 12, 2009, at Hilltop Care Center in Spirit Lake.

Willemke "Wilma" Hoogeterp Weaver was born Aug. 4, 1915, the first child of Hellebrand "Theo" and Jantje "Janet" (Schram) Hoogeterp at their home in Newkirk. She was 12 when her mother passed away and she helped her father and sister until her father remarried. She was raised and educated in Newkirk, graduating from Newkirk High School in 1933.

Following nurses training in Sioux City, Wilma moved to Royal, where she worked in domestic housework. While in Royal, she met her future husband, Clyde Weaver. They were united in marriage at Trinity Lutheran Church on Sept. 2, 1942 in Omaha, Neb.

The couple farmed in Royal for three years before buying a farm in the Lake Park area. They later adopted a son, Allan. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hartley. She sang in the choir at both Royal and later at First Lutheran Church in Milford for several years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; step-mother, Anna; half sister, Rev. Hattie Goldie Duncan; Bruce Hjelm, who was called second son; sister Jennie Buren; and half brother, Theo Hoogeterp.

Wilma is survived by her husband, Clyde of rural Lake Park; adopted son, Allan of Yakima, Wash.; special friends: Vance Hjelm of Lake Park, and her children: Melanie Hjelm Bloom, her husband, Stephen, and their children of Marathon, Laramie Hjelm of Ankeny, and Jens Hjelm of Lake Park; and sister-in-law, Johanna Hoogeterp of Sheldon.