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John Amos Weise

John Amos Weise

John Amos Weise, age 62, Journeyed to the Spirit World on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 in Bemidji, Minnesota.

He was born on February 4, 1950 to Amos and Eva Weise in Red Lake, MN. He grew up in Beaulieu, MN with Tony and Margaret Timmer and family.

John graduated Mahnomen High School in 1968.

After graduating he enlisted into to US Army on August 30, 1968. He served two tours in Vietnam and then was sent to South Korea. Where he met his wife Yon Hwi Cho in Seoul, Korea and was united in marriage on April 13, 1977. When he returned to the United States he was stationed at Fort Lewis, WA. He was honorably discharged on June 24, 1984 with the rank of SGT. John was very, very proud to be a Native American Vietnam Veteran.

John enjoyed playing bingo, cards, listening to country music, playing on his computer, and having a good time with his friends and family. John also enjoyed making people laugh. He had a wonderful sense of humor. John loved hearing from and seeing his family and friends.

John is survived by two brothers: Amos (Robin) Weise and Jay Weise both of Minneapolis, MN; three sisters: Evelyn (Terry) Philemonoff of St. Paul Island, AK., Karen (Paul) Lucario of New Laguna, NM., and Shirley Hutchinson of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; many nieces and nephews.

John was preceeded in death by his parents Amos and Eva Weise, his wife: Yon Hwi Cho, two sister's,two nieces Precious Weise and Kayla Butcher.

John will forever be loved and deeply missed by all who knew him!

A Mass of Christian Burial of Christian Burial for John Amos Weise will be held on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Naytahwaush, Minnesota. Father Dwight will be the Celebrant.

Interment with military rites will follow at St. Anne’s Catholic Cemetery in Naytahwaush, Minnesota.

An all night wake will be held on Sunday, December 16th, 2012 beginning at 4:00 P.M. at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Naytahwaush, Minnesota.

Honorary Casket Bearers will be Joseph Bush "BIO" , Sharon Neeland, Debra Bush, Amanda Bush, Sheila Stevens,

Clifford Garbow, David Samuelson and Earl Germolis.

Casket Bearers will be Jason Bellanger, Merlin Londo, Brandon Fineday, Gary Bush, Michael Hawk and Jerry Bush.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Minnesota is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to