Memorial services will be held at Friday at 2 p.m. in St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee. Rev. Magrey deVega will officiate. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. V.F.W. L.A. Wescott #2253 will conducted military graveside honors. Visitation will be today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. On-line condolences may be sent to greenwoodfuneral.com.
Jim was born Sept. 1, 1950 in Cherokee to Nick and Lillian (Boysen) Weins. He attended high school in Sutherland, graduating in 1968.
Jim served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War from 1968-1972. He was very proud of his military service. Jim had two tours of Vietnam and later served with Air America for one year.
He married Linda Fessler and they later divorced. On Nov. 6, 1998 he married Jane Monroe in Cherokee. Jim had worked numerous jobs throughout the years and was known for being a handyman. Jim was proud of building his own home and also his classic cars.
He was preceded in death by his parents; nephew (Leon Hanson) brother in law (Charles Westphal) and niece (Sonja Anderson).
He is survived by his wife, Jane; son, Benjamin Weins, of Cherokee; step-daughter, Amanda Monroe Rubendall, and her husband, Chris of Cherokee; sister, Ruth Hanson, and her husband, Palmer: Joan Anderson, and her husband, Kenny; Judy Wagner, all of Cherokee; Dorothy Westphal, Patty Anderson, and her husband Dennis; of Larrabee; Alice Mitchke, and her husband, Roger, of Meriden; Rosemary Osterquist, and her husband, Jim, of Altoona; brother, Robert Weins, and his wife, Tess, of Belle Plaine; many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles. Lifetime childhood friends, Ladd Huffman, of Calumet and Margaret Larsen, of Sutherland; a special family friend, Ramona Weins, of Fort Dodge.