Lois Darlene Weirup, age 84, of Maquoketa, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2018.
Graveside service celebrating Lois' life will be held at 12 P.M., Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Buckhorn Cemetery in rural Maquoketa with Pastor Judy Heinrich officiating. All friends and relatives are invited to a luncheon at the Eagles Club, 1102 East Platt Street, Maquoketa, immediately following the services.
Lois was born January 25, 1934, to Merle Morris and Hazel Ruth (Ilgenfritz) Campbell in Paralta, Iowa. She married Arnold "Arnie" Peter Weirup June 8, 1952, at the First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa. They celebrated 65 years of marriage. To this marriage was born Rhonda, Peter, Merle, Jeffery and Arnold.
Lois worked at Noby's from 1971-1979, Dolch's from 1979-1982, Flapjack USA 1983-1990 and Walmart from 1990-2010 when she retired. Most of her time at Wal-Mart she was the snack bar manager and once that area closed she was a checker. Lois was a people person, she loved visiting, giving to others and welcomed anybody who stopped by. After she retired she would get together with friends and have coffee. She also enjoyed going to the casinos and was the luckiest person. Before working outside the home, Lois helped Arnie on the farm. Later in life she and Arnie delivered the Quad City Sunday paper. Lois will be missed by those who called her mom, grandma, great grandma, sister, aunt and friend.
Left to share Lois's memories are one daughter, Rhonda (Rich) Miller of Delmar; 4 sons, Peter (Arleen) Weirup of Maquoketa, Merle (Deloris Pascarella) Weirup of Bettendorf, Jeffery (Cynthia) Weirup of Grand Mound and Arnold (Denise) Weirup of Fairfield; 10 grandchildren, Charity (Jeremy) McDevitt, Amy (Kedric) Moore, Peter Perez-Weirup, Tyler Weirup, Amber (Carlos) Hernandez, Kyle, Krystal and Kayla Weirup, Danielle (Eric Joseph) Rock-Joseph and Amber Rock; 7 great grandkids, Michaela (Cody) Eads, Carter Gjerstad, Kegan, Jaci and Michael Moore, Dylan McDevitt and Asher Joseph; two brothers, Jerry (Jo) Campbell of Clinton, IA and Terry (Ruth) Campbell of Palm Coast, FL; nieces, nephews and cousins; Leland Bachtell and many more extended families.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Merle and Hazel; an infant twin brother & sister; and her husband Arnold P. Weirup on March 17, 2018.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Camp Courageous of Iowa or Waterford/Buckhorn Cemetery Association.
Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family. Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.
Merle,Jeff,Pete,Arnie and all family and loved ones..so very sorry to hear of your great loss..I did not know your Mom...but she had to have been an awesome lady,because I know she had some great kids..thoughts and prayers for all..God Bless You!
Memories are forever Thinking of family
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Very sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I worked with her at Noby's in 1972. My prayers are with you.
Rhonda and family, sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
I’m so sorry to hear of your Mothers passing.
Our sympathy and prayers are with your family. God will give you comfort, as only He can. Love, Linda and Keith Morgan (Denise and Arnie’s aunt and uncle)
Cherish the memories that made her so special in the hearts of those who knew her. My sympathy and prayers are with you. Cindie Mattke
Rhonda, Merle, Pete, Jeff, Arnie, & families,
Sorry to hear of the loss of your mom, especially with it being so close to your dad's passing. They always seemed so happy together, and now they are together again, if that is of any comfort to you. Know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers, and if you need anything, please, don't hesitate to ask. Your mom and dad were always good neighbors to my folks and me.
Rhonda, sorry for the lost of your Mother, she was such a nice lady to visit with. I know her and my Mom were friends and would get together sometime and play cards . Thoughts and Prayers are with you all.
Rhonda, sorry for the lost of you're mom, that is always a hard one to deal with, I remember her from Walmart and she always had a smile...know i am thinking of you and the family at this very hard time
My sympathy to all the family. Lois was truly a lovely person. May she rest now in peace.
Sending our deepest sympathy at the loss of a dear lady. Her legacy will live on in her wonderful chidlren and grandchildren. May she rest in peace. Karen and Wayne Streif
Sending heartfelt sympathy and a hug to all, especially Arnie, Denise and family. So hard to lose both parents in such a short time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Jeff and Joni
My sympathy to Lois's family. My Daniel and Arnie were class mates and special friends. Thoughts and prayers to all.
My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. Lois and I worked together at Walmart. I was lucky to call her my friend.
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