Henry Niewoehner Obituary, Death – In one person, he was a spouse, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Henry Weyburn Niewoehner, 89, of Upham, died at home on Friday, January 13, 2023. On April 26, 1933, Henry A. Niewoehner and Alma Erdman were on the Erdman family property in rural Upham. Weyburn grew raised on the Niewoehner family farm in Deep River Township, Upham. He attended the Pratt Township one-room school. He graduated from Upham High School in 1951. Weyburn was a Walther League member and Sunday School instructor. After high school, he attended Minot State Teachers College for two years, when he met Mae C. Parker in Biology class.
They were “biologically attracted,” according to Mae. In high school, he was a member of the Alpha Kappa Delta Fraternity. In June 1957, he graduated from the Worsham School of Mortuary Science in Chicago, Illinois. Mae and Weyburn were married in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Minot on July 6, 1957. Weyburn and Mae served as unofficial workers at the Niewoehner Funeral Home and Ambulance Service in Rolla from 1960 to 2004, occasionally aided by their children and grandkids. Chapels in Rolette and Belcourt, North Dakota, as well as a monument service, are now part of the company’s offerings. Weyburn was a member of the Borderland Auto Club, the Rolla Volunteer Fire Department, the Rolla Curling Club, and the Rolla Flying Club. He went to see the vehicle shows at the International Peace Gardens. Weyburn and Mae visited Immanuel Lutheran Church in Rolla and Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Upham.
Mae and Weyburn played in the choir of Minot State University’s yearly production of Handel’s Messiah as students and afterwards as alumni. He obtained his Student Pilot Certificate from his dear buddy Leonard Krech of Rolla on February 24, 1966, and his Private Pilot Certificate on March 27, 1968. Many family trips were taken in planes, notably the Rolla Flying Club Cessna Cardinal, to sites like Chicago, IL, Boulder, CO, Miles City, MT, Devils Lake, ND, and the International Peace Gardens. He became a member of the Flying Funeral Directors of America. Mark Weyburn’s first official act as a Flight Instructor, according to Weyburn, was to perform a Biennial Flight Review for him.