Nicholas Weber


July 20, 1931 - November 21, 2020


Nicholas J. Weber, 89, of Mitchell, SD, passed away November 21, 2020 peacefully at home from natural causes surrounded by his family. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Friday, November 27 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mitchell.  Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service at the Church with a 10:00 AM Rosary. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

A live-stream of the service may be viewed at:

Nicholas was born on July 20, 1931 to Nicholas and Leona (Thelen) Weber on the family farm near Parkston, SD.  He attended grade school in Dimock and Parkston, then Parkston High School.  Nick joined the Army on April 5, 1951, transferred to reserves on April 5, 1953 with honorable discharge on February 18, 1957.

On June 1, 1954, Nick was united in marriage with Mary Ellen Volmer at St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Emery, SD. They made their home in Mitchell until 1959 when they moved to Chamberlain where Nick started the machine shop for United Auto Parts. Nick became manager in 1969 for the next 26 years. In 1986 they moved to Watertown and opened Weber’s CarQuest Auto Parts on August 1, 1986 with his son Ron.  Nick retired in 1996 when Ron took over the business.

Nick was active throughout the years with the Knights of Columbus after joining on March 1, 1957. He held various offices within the councils including past grand knight and district deputy for District 6. He started the District 6 degree team and was state youth director for three years from 1976 – 1978.  He also started the state free throw contests. He became a 4th degree knight in 1982. He was honored with the Knights of Columbus Family of the year in 1997.

Nick was active in his parishes helping with CCD, Eucharistic Minister, and Usher. Nick was a past Boy Scout Master, a member of the American Legion for over 50 years along with various volunteer work while in Watertown. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and woodworking as well as spending time with family and friends.

In the weeks leading up to Nick’s death, he said that he was at peace with the Lord.

He is survived by his wife Mary Ellen, Mitchell; 5 children: Joann (Dick) Ellis, Elk Grove Village, IL; Ronald (Evie) Weber, Pukwana, SD; Karen (Terry) Olson, Gilbert, AZ; Janet (Glenn) Nichols, Geneva, IN; Mark (Rhonda) Weber, Mesa, AZ; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Devona Nolz, Mitchell, Celesta “Sally” (Alfred) Hohn, Mitchell, and 1 sister-in-law, Esther Weber, Parkston, SD.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers (one in infancy), 6 sisters, daughter Mary Kay Weber, and grandson Caleb Weber.




Friday, November 27, 2020
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
1401 W Cedar Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Friday, November 27, 2020
10:30 AM
10:00 AM Rosary

Holy Spirit Catholic Church
1401 W Cedar Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Calvary Cemetery
Mitchell, SD

Posted by Karen Lachnit on November 26, 2020
So sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace. sending prayers and love to all Nick was a faithful servant to the Lord and God will welcome him home. God Bless Him.
Posted by Wayne Wiodraska on November 25, 2020
Great Catholic and Knight. RIP nick
Posted by Dan and Marilyn Mattson on November 25, 2020
Our sympathy. We are thinking of you and praying for you. May the Lord comfort each of you.
Posted by Kelcey Lawrence (Lynn’s Daughter) on November 25, 2020
Thoughts and prayers for you and your family during this difficult time!
Posted by Fr. Michael Schneider on November 25, 2020
Many good memories from Gettysburg to Holy Spirit; your family are in my prayers
Posted by Sue VanderHeiden on November 25, 2020
Mary I am so saddened to hear of Nick’s passing. He was such a sweetie. Hugs and prayers for you and your family.
Sign Nicholas Weber's Guestbook
Your Name