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John Weis

July 9, 1976 — July 23, 2023

Bismarck

John Daniel Weis, 47, passed away on July 23. 2023.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, July 27, at Church of Corpus Christi, 1919 N. Second St., Bismarck. A livestream will be available on the church's YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/c/CorpusBismarck

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 PM on Wednesday, July 26, at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Pkwy, Bismarck, with a rosary/vigil service beginning at 7 PM.

Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bismarck, following the funeral.

John Weis died unexpectedly of natural causes at the age of 47.  He was born to Daniel and Deanna Weis on July 9, 1976 in Austin, MN, where he played baseball with his childhood friends and graduated from Pacelli High School.  John attended the University of MN, Duluth where he earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and criminology.  It was at college in Duluth where John met his best friend, greatest love and future wife, Kimberly Tupa.  After achieving his degree at the University of MN, Duluth, John went on to Illinois State University where he earned his master’s degree in criminal justice sciences.

John was united in holy matrimony to Kimberly Ann Tupa on August 19, 2000.  John and Kim were blessed with four beautiful children – daughters Madelyn, Regan and Devany and son Liam.  John’s faith and family were the greatest joys in his life.

By a happy little accident, John would begin his professional career after college working in banking in Minneapolis, MN.  He and Kim moved to Bismarck in 2004 to raise their family and further pursue professional careers.  Later in life he found his way back to a banking career spending the last five years as a financial advisor with Capital Credit Union in Bismarck.  John loved his job, his co-workers, and thoroughly enjoyed helping individuals and families prepare for the future and the unexpected.

John had a wonderful way with people.  His ability to engage and make a person feel welcome was universal and genuine.  His love for his children was abundant.  Whether he was at a choir concert, school play or on the sidelines of a volleyball or soccer match, John was visible and often audible clapping for or cheering on his children and their teams.

John’s Catholic faith was a center in his life.  Members of Church of Corpus Christi, John and Kim volunteered with the premarriage program for couples entering into the sacrament of holy matrimony.  Always helping others, John also volunteered teaching middle school faith formation and helping serve Knights of Columbus breakfasts after Sunday Mass.

Among his many talents, John was a masterful landscaper with a green thumb.  The family yard was his playground.  On weekends and summer evenings he would spend hours adding to or improving his landscape.  Friends and neighbors would often seek his advice for outdoor projects.  John wouldn’t just give advice, he would pick up a shovel and help with the project.  Many family and neighborhood get-togethers and BBQs took place in the setting of his perfectly manicured outdoor living space, telling stories, listening to 80’s music, a few poorly delivered punch lines of John “dad” jokes, and discussing current events.  And ohhhhh his homemade fish pond!  How proud he was of the St. Mary’s Carnival gold fish the kids would bring home.  It gave John such joy to provide the peaceful sound of flowing water in the patio pond while feeding the three gold fish now five years old and going.

John was a loving, caring and devoted husband and father.  The foundation and beliefs that shaped his life and his marriage and the raising of their children were supremely important to him.  All of this John got right.  Even when his patience might be occasionally challenged by his kids, they knew he loved them dearly and was teaching them positive principles for life.  The family will always remember the artistic talent in Dad.  Every birthday and on special occasions John would stay-up all night drawing and coloring unique posters for his kids’ special day – each one more dynamic than the last!  John will be celebrated by those who love him as the best husband, the best friend, the best brother, the best son (John would smile because he was an only brother and only son), best uncle and the best Dad.

John is survived by his wife, Kim; daughters, Madelyn, Regan, and Devany; son, Liam; mother, Deanna Weis; sister, Deidre (Randy) Smith; sister, Sarah Weis; mother- and father-in-law Tom and Mary Tupa; brothers-in-law, Mark (Vicki) Tupa and Ken (Meri Beth) Tupa; niece, Diann Smith; and nephews, Daniel and Cael Smith and James, Benjamin and Zack Tupa; and the many loving friends, neighbors, relatives, and co-workers who enriched John and his family’s lives.

He was preceded in death by his father, Daniel Weis; grandparents, Myles and Dorothy Ruble and Jim and Dorothy Weis.

In lieu of flowers and memorials, the family would prefer donations be made to Church of Corpus Christi Food Pantry, 1919 N. 2nd St. Bismarck, ND 58501.

To send flowers to the family in memory of John Weis, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Parkway Funeral and Cremation Service

2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck, ND 58503

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Rosary & Vigil Service

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

7:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Parkway Funeral and Cremation Service

2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck, ND 58503

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Funeral Mass

Thursday, July 27, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Church of Corpus Christi

1919 N 2nd St, Bismarck, ND 58501

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Burial

Thursday, July 27, 2023

St. Mary's Cemetery

, Bismarck, ND 58501

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