Charity K. Weiss was born March 29, 1922, in Rosebud, South Dakota, to August and Blanche (Cannon) Kaufman. She attended the Kaufman school and two years at Norris High School until it closed. She continued and graduated from White River High School in 1939. She went to business school in Omaha, Neb. Her first paying job was at Boys Town in Omaha for $12.00 a week. Charity worked in Washington, D.C. at the Navy Department during WWII. She returned to South Dakota, and among other things, taught school for five years. She then worked at the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Rosebud, S.D., until her retirement in 1983.
Charity was united in marriage to Harold V. Weiss on December 7, 1952, at Norris, S.D. They resided at their farm near Norris. They enjoyed many years of traveling before they retired to Rapid City in 2002. Harold passed away May 26, 2004.
Charity, 91, passed away June 26, 2013, in Rapid City. Survivors include her son John Epperly of Minnesota, two granddaughters Jodi (Danny) Gross and Terry (Dennis) Rutgers and 5 great grandchildren of Minnesota and North Dakota, one sister Betty Burger of Boulder, Colo., sister-in-law Irene Kaufman of Valentine, Neb., and numerous nieces and nephews and special friend Richard Naeve. She was preceded in death by her parents, Blanche and Gus Kaufman, her husband Harold Weiss, and a brother, James.
Funeral service for Charity Weiss was held at St. John Lutheran Church at Norris, S.D., at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 1, 2013. Burial followed at St. John Cemetery. Sandoz Chapel of the Pines was entrusted with the funeral arrangements.