Harold Weisert, 71, Nora Springs, Iowa

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 23, 2005

Harold Duane Weisert, age 71, of Nora Springs, Iowa, died Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005, at the Muse-Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit in Mason City, Iowa, after a courageous battle with cancer with his family at his bedside.

A funeral mass will be held

9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 302 Fifth St. SE, Mason City. Burial will be in the Park Cemetery in Nora Springs. Visitation will be from 4 – 7 p.m., with a Knights of Columbus Rosary at 6 p.m. on Friday at the Sheckler Colonial Chapel, 114 North Hawkeye, in Nora Springs.

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Harold Duane Weisert was born on Aug. 21, 1934, in Waterloo, Iowa, the son of George and Jesse (McDowall) Weisert. Harold attended and graduated from Dunkerton, Iowa, High School. He was united in marriage to Almira Hess on October 24, 1953, in Jesup, Iowa. Harold pursued a career in the agriculture field. The family moved to Nora Springs in 1965, and also lived in various communities before moving back to Nora Springs in 1997.

Harold enjoyed spending time with his family which included camp outs, traveling and wintering in Texas.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mason City, very active in the Knights of Columbus and held various state offices, Kiwanis Club, Lions Club, and Jaycee’s.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Almira Weisert of Nora Springs, Iowa; mother, Jesse Weisert of Waterloo; six children: LuAnn Rottinghaus and husband John of Nora Springs, Iowa, Duane Weisert and wife Lori of Sumner, Iowa, Mike Weisert and wife Wendy of Northwood, Iowa, Alan Weisert and wife Laura of Albert Lea, Becky Enfield and husband Randy of Washington, Iowa, and Bob Weisert and wife Mary of Austin; 16 grandchildren: Greg Rottinghaus, Amber Morud and husband Adam, Tracy Rottinghaus, Katie, Bill, and Dan Weisert, Brandon, Ryan, and Jake Weisert, Ali Rae and Andrew Weisert, Emilee and Kaylee Enfield, and Lindsey, Nathan, and Collin Weisert; one great-granddaughter, Macy Morud; a brother, Marvin Weisert and wife Marilyn of Bloomington, Ill.; a sister, Sue Stroh of Waterloo; as well as other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, and a brother, Dennis Weisert.