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Carol L. Weidinger

December 13, 1946 — January 21, 2021

Carol lived a long and full life as a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister before going peacefully to Heaven to be with our Lord Jesus on Thursday, January 21, 2021. Born as Carol Cook on December 13, 1946 to Hobart Cook and Weymouth Palmer in Billings, MT, she grew up in Billings with her sister Judy and two brothers, Richard, and Leland before graduating from Billings Senior High School in 1965.



Carol met the love of her life and soulmate while still in middle school; before long, she and Daniel Weidinger became high school sweethearts. They married on July 17th in 1965, marking the start of 55 years of a beautiful love story. Their daughter Nancy was born in 1966 and was shortly followed by their second daughter Barb in 1968. This small and sturdy family travelled the world, following Dan in the service to the United States Air Force. No matter where they went, strong friendships were formed, many of which are kept strong to this very day.



From Dan and Carol’s love grew an amazing and loving family. From their two daughters came eight grandchildren, and eight more great grandchildren, who all affectionately knew her as “Grammy.” Her family was extensive, tight-knit, and the light of Grammy’s life.



In 1975, Dan received an honorable discharge, and the family settled in Havre, MT soon afterward. Carol worked in Social Security Administration for many years before starting a career at Herberger’s Department Store. Starting as a part time office associate, she climbed the corporate ladder to full time office manager – a position she held happily for 20 years.



Over the years, Carol was introduced to stamping and card making. Each and every card she made was a beautiful and unique work of art that would forever be cherished by the recipients. She also took up quilting in recent years, and again, each quilt proved to be wonderful works of love.



Carol was preceded in death by her parents, sister Judy, and treasured aunts and uncles: Hazel & Cliff Cook and Dorothy & Sam Leone. She is survived by her loving husband Daniel, daughters Nancy (Ken) Clark and Barb Sander and their families, including Alexis (Clint) Croft, Autumn (Mike) Markert, Lauren (Jace) Erhard, Kacee LaRonde, Noah Clark, and Stephanie, Carrie, & Carson Sander. Not to mention the eight great grandchildren, who she loved and adored: Verity, Nora, Harrison, and Von Croft; Elsie and Jack Markert; and Lily & Henry LaRonde. She is also survived by her brothers, Richard Cook, and Leland (Linda) Cook, and Susan Leone, who was Carol’s cousin by name, though sister by heart.



Family was everything to Grammy, and she was frequently known to say, “At the end of the day, all you have of value is family, and it should be cherished.”



A Visitation will be held 7PM and Rosary & Service of Remembrance 8PM Wednesday, January 27th at Dahl Funeral & Cremation Service, Bozeman, live streamed https://youtu.be/RbQJ664fTG0. A Funeral Mass will be held 2PM Thursday, January 28th at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Belgrade, live streamed at sjvbelgrade.org. A Graveside Service will be held 11AM Monday, February 1st at Yellowstone National Cemetery, Laurel.



Donations may be made in Carol’s name to St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Building Fund, 609 N. Quaw Blvd., Belgrade, MT 59714.

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Visitation

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

7:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Dahl Funeral & Cremation Service

300 Highland Boulevard, Bozeman, MT 59715

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Service

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

St. John Vianney Catholic Church

609 North Quaw Boulevard, Belgrade, MT 59714

Funeral Mass

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Graveside

Monday, February 1, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Mountain (no DST) time)

Yellowstone National Cemetery

55 Buffalo Trail Road, Laurel, MT 59044

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