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Jun 30, 2013 - Staff
JoAnn "Jody" Weisheim died Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at Wind River Heath Care.
She was 85 years old.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, at Trinity Lutheran Church. Pastor Vernon Boehlke will officiate. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
JoAnn Weisheim was born June 16, 1928, the daughter of Rudolf "Rudy" and Viola "Vi" (McCleary) Neal in Jefferson City, Mo.
When she was 7, the family moved to Paradise Valley and homesteaded. She graduated from Shoshoni High School and then moved to Denver to pursue her education.
While in Denver she worked as a live-in nanny. She then moved to Casper and worked at Standard Oil as a secretary.
After moving to Riverton she worked for Bi Rite Drug in the Hallmark department until her retirement at age 62.
On Feb. 3, 1952, she married Alfred "Al" J. Weisheim, and together they returned to the family farm in Riverton.
There they raised two children, Bill and Patty, and worked the farm together.
In 1972 they sold the farm and bought another by Ocean Lake while living at their newly built home on Smith Road in Riverton. Mrs. Weisheim lived there until April 2011 when she moved to Homestead and then to the Wind River Health Care.
She was a treasurer for the Good Shepherd Auxiliary Church and a member of Lutheran Women's Missionary League.
Her family said she enjoyed embroidering, canning and gardening.
She is survived by her daughter, Patricia "Page" Bloom and her husband, Ed, of Colorado; grandson Samuel Page of Colorado; and sister Karen Pickett and her husband, Vaughn, of Riverton.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Rudy and Vi Neal; husband Al Weisheim; and son William Weisheim.
Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Riverton (www.thedavisfuneralhome.com).