Leona Weeldreyer


December 24, 1926 - September 12, 2021


Leona Weeldreyer, 94, of Emery, SD, died Sunday, September 12, 2021 at Diamond Care Center in Bridgewater, SD. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Friday, September 17, at First Baptist Church in Emery. Burial will be at Emery Community Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM Thursday, at First Baptist Church. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

A live stream of the funeral service can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdKAA7-wZEVvbEvmkvXUSKg/featured

Leona (Tammen) Weeldreyer was born December 24, 1926 to George and Dorothy (Janssen) Tammen at home near Bridgewater, SD. She attended Jefferson #6 country school through 8th grade. She then attended her freshman year in Emery. Leona worked at the telephone office in Emery and later at the telephone office in Sioux falls. While in Sioux Falls, she met Floyd Weeldreyer of Chancellor. On October 21, 1949, they were married at her parents’ home in Emery. Floyd and Leona farmed northwest of Chancellor until 1960 when they moved to a farm north of Emery. In 1992, they retired and moved to Emery. Leona helped out making and delivering meals with the Senior Meals Program. She was a member of Emery Senior Center and First Baptist Church where she was a member of King’s Daughters and Women’s Missionary Fellowship.

Leona was a very warm and caring person. She loved her family and looked forward to their visits.

Leona is survived by her three children: Marna (Roger) Mohrmann, Watertown, Ron (Suzanne) Weeldreyer, Bridgewater, and Sharon Weeldreyer, Emery. She also leaves seven grandchildren: Brad (Susie) Mohrmann, Brent (Christianne) Mohrmann, Aaron (Kamelia) Weeldreyer, Chad (Rachael) Weeldreyer, Kristi (Preston) Johnson, Ryan (Jill) Budahl, and Scott (Kati) Budahl; eight great- grandchildren: Katelynn Mohrmann, Nathan Mohrmann, Kenton and Elliott Weeldreyer, Tenley, Adaline and Seeley Johnson, Dominic Budahl, Emilee, Presley and Dawson Budahl; sisters-in-law, Audrey Mechels, Connie Weeldreyer, and Luetta Weeldreyer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd; parents, George and Dorothy Tammen; granddaughter, Heidi Sue Weeldreyer; great-grandson, Henry Lawrence Budahl; brother and sister-in-law, Herman and Irene Tammen; and sister and brother-in-law, Henrietta and LeRoy Letcher.


Thursday, September 16, 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
First Baptist Church
630 1st Ave
Emery, SD 57332


Friday, September 17, 2021
10:30 AM
First Baptist Church
630 1st Ave
Emery, SD 57332


Emery Community Cemetery
Emery, SD

Posted by Milton & Lovella Schrader on September 16, 2021
We extend our sympathy to Leona's family and are keeping you in our prayers.
Posted by Bill and LaVonne Olinger on September 15, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss. She was a special lady.
Posted by Wayne and Connie Whistler on September 15, 2021
Sorry for you loss. We always enjoyed visiting with her.
Posted by Rod and Nan browe on September 15, 2021
So sirry for your loss
Posted by Carol Letcher on September 15, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Posted by Mary Weeldreyer on September 14, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Marcia Lierman on September 14, 2021
Thinking of you all and sending lots of love, prayers, and hugs your way.
Posted by Jill Hansen on September 14, 2021
Such a special lady, and what a blessing for you all to have enjoyed her company for so long. May God's peace comfort you in this time of loss, knowing that she now resides with our Heavenly Father.
Posted by Teresa Jucht Cooper on September 14, 2021
Thinking of you all during this time. I believe she has left a legacy of kindness and devotion that now shines on through her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. I was a classmate of Ron’s during elementary school and high school. I don’t ever remember him saying and unkind word to anyone or about anyone. Perhaps his mother can take some credit for that. May your memories be sweet.
Posted by kathy and david nateman on September 14, 2021
Praying for blessings of comfort during this difficult time for all of you. May Leona’s memories live strongly in your daily stories and at meal times and special times you spent with your mother, grandmother,
Posted by Luetta Weeldreyer on September 14, 2021
Praying for all of you.
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