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Henry Emil WeidenbachCLERGY
Rev. Ron Shifley
Organist ~ Sharon Orth
Soloist ~ Linda Kronaizl
“Wind Beneath My Wings”
“What a Friend We Have in Jesus”
“Gott Ist Die Liebe” (God Loves Me Dearly)
Members of the Rotary Club of Scotland
Jerrad Van’t Hul
Henry Emil Weidenbach was born Sunday, June 10, 1923 at Olivet, South Dakota to Emil and Emma (Gall) Weidenbach. He graduated from the 8th grade on June 1, 1938. Henry was united in marriage to Gladys Baltzer on August 14, 1949 at the First Congregational Church in Kaylor. Together they made their home on the family farm near Olivet in Hutchinson County where Henry diligently farmed the land until his retirement and subsequent move to Scotland. He loved sports, but was especially devoted to cheering on Scotland teams. On June 25, 2006, Henry was named Scotland Sports Day Honoree in grateful recognition for his many years of outstanding service and dedication to Scotland baseball. He was a member of the Rotary Club of Scotland for over 20 years and on June 12, 2013, was once again acknowledged with an honorary membership. He also served his community as a member of church, school, township, and telephone boards.
Henry died on Friday, November 8, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Society of Scotland at the age of 90 years, 2 months, and 1 day.
Henry is survived by his wife, Gladys, of Scotland; one daughter, Janice Kay (Robert) Rada of Scotland; two sons: Jay Lynn (June) Weidenbach of Scotland and Joel Alan (Rebecca) Weidenbach of Canistota; ten grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Johanna Petersen of Plymouth, Minnesota; and three brothers-in-law.
Henry was preceded in death by his parents, Emil and Emma Weidenbach, his stepmother, eight sisters, two infant brothers and one infant grandson.
We are so sorry for your loss and offer our deepest and sincerest sympathy. May God be with you all and we will be praying for you during this time.
Diane Cabalka Nicholson & Janene Hlavac Cabalka Nov 16 2013 12:11 AM
Dear Gladys, Jay, Janice, Joel and your families, It seems just like yesterday that my brother, Harold, my sister, Carolyn and I would look forward to tagging along with Mom and Dad whenever you invited them to your place for a visit. Those were happy times. Now may God comfort and sustain you through this difficult time in order to reach the peace that passes all understanding. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Dennis and Phyllis (Roemer) Schaefer
Phyllis Schaefer Nov 15 2013 3:20 PM
We send you our heartfelt sympathy at this sad time. Henry will be missed by his family and so many friends in the Scotland community. How happy we are that we had one last visit with Henry before we left for AZ. He had a smile and a little wave of the hand when we said "good bye for now, Henry." We are thinking of you all and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Marvin and Agnes Thum
Marvin and Agnes Thum Nov 15 2013 10:49 AM
My family could not have asked for a better neighbor and friend. Although I miss that time and place - we were blessed to be part of it.
Caryl Abbott Nov 12 2013 10:08 PM
From a distant kinfolk (Grandson of Balthazar J. Gall & Magdalena Bentz of Fairfax, SD), may we offer our sympathies to the family for the loss of your Patriarch. Through my growing up years in Fairfax, hearing about the Scotland kinfolk was always something that caught my attention and we only rarely had opportunity to visit or gain acquaintance. Barbara Gall who married John Neth raised their family in the Scotland community - she was sister to my Grandpa. Menno was their immigrant home before squatting in Gregory County about 1889. I am appreciating the introduction to your family via Henry's obituary. May the Lord comfort your family as you adjust to your loss of Henry's presence in this life.
Joe E. Thurstenson Nov 12 2013 10:11 AM
I work with grandson Zach and he always spoke so highly of his grandpa. May Henry rest in peace. Your family will be in our prayers.
Steve Zenk Nov 11 2013 8:37 PM
Dear family members of Henry, May your memories of him bring you peace and comfort, his faith and knowing he was so ready to meet his Lord and Savior. God bless.
Joyce and Len Frey Nov 11 2013 6:36 PM