Jean Weinmaster

Funeral services for 96-year old Jean Weinmaster of Martin, SD, are Wed, Jan 27, 2021 at 10:00 AM at the New American Legion in Martin. 

Burial will follow at 2:30 PM at the Gordon Cemetery in Gordon, NE.

A memorial has been established and donations in honor of Jean may be sent to Security First Bank, PO Box 669, Martin, SD 57551.

Jean Frances Liggett Weinmaster was born on April 11, 1924, to E.G. and Frances Liggett at Ft. Calhoun, NE, and passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2021 in Martin.

One of three siblings, Jean moved to Martin at the age of 5 years old. She later attended the Ferris Institute in Big Rapids, Michigan, but returned to the Martin area to teach school at He Dog and the Rosebud Boarding School.

Jean married Dave Weinmaster on June 5, 1943, and to that union four children were born, Roslyn, David, Nancy and Mark. Jean and Dave enjoyed 64 years of marriage until 2008, when Dave passed away.

Jean and Dave farmed near Martin for nearly 50 years before retiring from farming in 2000 and moving into Martin. From 1970 to 1990 Jean was employed at the Lacreek Electric Association in Martin. 

Jean enjoyed gardening and her flowers. Her yard and flowers won Martin’s Most Beautiful Yard Award in August 2001. She also won an award on July 25, 2017, for being a 71-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #240 in Martin.

Jean was preceded in death by her husband Dave, her brother Dale Liggett, her sister Ruth Sargent, her grandson Kiel Cook, great grandson Xavier Weinmaster and great granddaughter Coraline Weinmaster.

Jean is survived by her daughter Roslyn (Buddy) Bolzer, son David (Sandi) Weinmaster, daughter Nancy (Kenny) Cook and son Mark (Bev) Weinmaster, ten grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.

Bennett County Funeral Services were in charge of arrangements.