March 29, 2023 at 1:40 p.m.

Joan M. Weyer

Joan M. Weyer
Joan M. Weyer


Joan M. Weyer, 85, of Sartell, passed away March 24, 2023, at the St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 30, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell. The Rev. Ronald Weyrens will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. March 30 at the church. 

 Joan was born Oct. 14, 1937, in New Munich to Felix and Elizabeth (Eickhoff) Massmann. She grew up on a farm near New Munich and moved to St. Cloud at 16 where she worked as a housekeeper at the St. Cloud Hospital. Joan married Rupert Weyer Aug. 19, 1958, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in New Munich, and they later bought a hobby farm in Sartell where they raised their family together. Joan was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church where she was a member of the Christian Mothers and the Quilting Group. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, quilting, old time music, dancing, playing cards especially 500, and baking bread, cookies and apple pies. Joan loved spending time at the cabin on Lake Shamineau the last 44 years. She was good at fishing and could out-fish Rupert. Joan was gentle, thoughtful, ambitious and artistic.

Survivors include her husband, Rupert, of Sartell; daughter and son Janelle Peterson of Rice and Ron (Christine) Weyer of Albany; brothers and sister Fritz (Beatrice) Massmann of Sauk Centre, Billy (Karen) Massmann of Melrose, Hugo (Virginia) Massmann of Melrose, and Mary (Clem) Kremers of Rockville; grandchildren Heidi (Brandon) Winkels of St. Cloud, Hali (Jarret) Janu of Little Falls, Tamara Weyer of Eagle, Idaho and Marissa Weyer of Albany; and great-grandchildren, Audrey and Olivia Janu and Charles Winkels. 

Joan was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Jeanette Hoeschen and Sandra Massmann; and brothers Godfrey, Julius, and Clarius “Larry” Massmann.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Catholic Charities.

 Obituary, guest book and video tribute available online at

Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.




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