VERNICE WEIDNER, 87, of Zap, died Friday, April 10, 2020, at the Knife River Care Center, Beulah. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a private family service was held at Barbot Funeral Home, Beulah on Monday April 13, 2020 at 10:00 AM CDT, with Pastor Duane Sayler officiating. Burial followed at Hope Congregational Cemetery, Golden Valley.
Vernice Caroline Bauer was born on September 29, 1932, to Clarence and Ida (Jose) Bauer. She married Melvin Weidner on June 1, 1952. She began her teaching career in a one room school house in different areas of Mercer County, before teaching in Golden Valley and finishing her career as a principal at the Zap school.
Vernice is survived by her son, Wade (Pam) Weidner and their three sons, Ryan (Leah), Michael (Deedra), and Scott (Jackie), all of Dickinson, ND; and daughter, Wanda (Marvin) Sutheimer and their children, Jason (Andrea) of Bismarck and Jena (Nick) Lugo of Mesa, AZ; five great-grandsons, Nolan, Rohby, Jace and Eli Weidner and Koy Sutheimer; four great-granddaughters, Reese and Eva Weidner, Anya and Brynlee Sutheimer; two sisters, Karen Douglas and Cherie Cooper of California.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Melvin in 1991; two sisters, Leatrice Keddie and Lillian Kessler.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Beulah Congregational Church.
Arrangements conducted by Barbot Funeral Home, Beulah and Hazen.
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