Rolfe - Clara Weiland, age 100, died on January 26, 2004, at Rolfe, Iowa. Funeral services were Friday, January 30, 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Rolfe with Pastor Lilette Johnston officiating. Interment was in Clinton-Garfield Cemetery in Rolfe.
Survivors include her son Ed "Sonny" (Viloa) Weiland of Rolfe. Clara was preceded in death by her husband; sisters, Louise Clemons and Ida Mattson; and brother William Beyer.
Clara Beyer was born on February 2, 1903, at Ormsby, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Henry and Anna (Heper) Beyer. Clara was educated in Ormsby schools. On February 20, 1921, Clara married E. D. G. Weiland at St. James, Minnesota. The couple lived their entire married life in Rolfe. Ed died on June 30, 1980, and Clara continued to make or home in Rolfe. She entered the Rolfe Care Center in July 1996.
Clara was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and the Love Circle. She enjoyed fishing, crocheting, tending her flower garden and playing Canasta.