Alvera Weinke, age 83, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Memorial services are 3:00 PM, on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with Reverend Dani Jo Ninke officiating. Inurnment will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Yankton. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the memorial service on Sunday.
Alvera was born April 29, 1932 in Scotland, South Dakota to William and Martha (Schneider) Retzer. She graduated from Scotland High School in 1950. On January 5, 1951, Alvera married Robert Weinke and they made their home in Yankton. She worked as a secretary/treasurer in many businesses throughout Yankton, including Mean's Cleaners and Launderers, Credit Bureau, KYNT, Cimpl Packing Company, Schindler Foot Clinic and finally for her husband at Bob Weinke Insurance. Alvera loved to golf and bowl and also enjoyed sailing, doing puzzles and reading.
Alvera is survived by her brother, Ronnie Retzer of Santa Maria, CA; niece, Theresa (Laverne) Hoff of Olivet, SD; nephew, Greg (Cindy) Zweifel of Scotland, SD; five great nieces and nephews: Stacie Zweifel (Seth Peterson) and their children, Cohen and Vivien; Paul (Alyssa) Zweifel and their children, Parker, Aspen and Raegan; Jared (Jenell) Zweifel and their son, Henry; Troy (Teresa) Hoff and their children, Tiana and Tyler; and David (Kristin) Hoff and their children, Audrey and Madeline.
Alvera was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert on December 9, 1988; and sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Donald Zweifel.
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We were shocked and saddened to see this notice. Alvera was always a most hospitable and considerate neighbor. Prayers with her family and friends.
Gary and Sheri Kimm
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