Velma Weir


Funeral services for 93 year old Velma Weir of Emmetsburg, Iowa were held on Monday, March 25, 2024 at Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg, Iowa. Interment was at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Emmetsburg, Iowa.

Velma V. Weir, daughter of Harvey and Loretta (Mitchell) Eckholm, was born March 12, 1931 in Armstrong, Iowa. She received her education from Armstrong Community School.

On October 16, 1948 Velma was united in marriage to John “Jack” Weir in Armstrong, Iowa. They were blessed with four children. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

 Velma was a hard worker throughout her life. She was employed at J.C. Penny, Hiller’s Carpet, and Mary’s Style Shop. Velma then went to work for Coast to Coast Hardware which later became Hardware Hank.  Velma continued at this job for over 30 years, retiring at the age of 86. 

Velma was a faithful and devoted member of The Assembly of God Church, which is now New Hope Church.  She was also a member of the V.F.W Ladies Auxiliary in Emmetsburg.

Velma enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren. She always kept up with her house and yard work and loved to entertain guests in her home. On any occasion, she would have a hot cup of coffee ready for whoever visited. Velma truly loved people.

Velma passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2024 in Altoona, Iowa, at the age of 93. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey and Loretta Eckholm; her husband, Jack Weir; a son, Art Weir; daughter-in-law, Deb Weir; sisters, Sylvia Gentry and Marlene Latham; and brother, Marvin “Pete” Eckholm.

Velma is survived by her children, Gloria (Raymond) Short of Marion, Iowa, John (Elaine) Weir, Jr. of Spencer, Iowa, and Lisa (Greg) Stallman of Altoona, Iowa; 6 grandchildren, Chanda Weir, Tanya Wheatley, Paul Wheatley, Eric Weir, Matt Weir, and Jeremy Weir; 17 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; sister, LaVonne Blom of Algona, Iowa; as well as many other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Martin-Mattice Funeral Home