Cherokee County

S/Sgt. Veryl W. Weicht





Marcus News:  A telegram delivered to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Meryl Weicht Monday evening by Dr. F. M. Joynt bore the following message:

“The Secretary of War desires that I tender his deep sympathy to you in the loss of your son, Staff Sergeant Veryl W. Weicht, report received states that he died on 1 December in North Africa area as a result of wounds received in action.”

Previous word received by the family, Dec. 29, declared that their son Veryl had been slightly wounded on December 1.  According to the telegram, he died the same day he was wounded.

Source:  LeMars Globe-Post, January 24, 1944

Iowans Killed In Action
Washington D.C.—(AP)—The War Department announced Wednesday the following Iowans had been killed in action in the Mediterranean area: Tech. 5th Gr. Delbert M. Johnston, Spencer; Lt. Norman P. Klinker, Denison; Pfc. Russell E. Van Meter, Ogden; and Staff Sgt. Veryl W. Weicht, Marcus.

Source: Waterloo Daily Courier, February 9, 1944

Marcus News:
Graveside services were held for S/Sgt. Verle Weicht, son of Mr. and Mrs. Merle Weicht, with Rev. E. J. Plummer, pastor of the Methodist church at Ireton, officiating.  The Marcus American Legion Post conducted the military rites.

Source: LeMars Globe-Post, March 14, 1949