David Weiss


David William Weiss 82, passed away peacefully on March 22, 2024, surrounded by his loving family at Miller Pointe Care Center, Mandan.  A Celebration of Dave’s Life will be held at Bismarck Funeral Home on Monday, April 1, 2024, at 1:00PM.  Visitation will begin at 12:00 noon until the time of service.  Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery.

David was born in Bismarck on November 30, 1941, to Bill and Margit (Lynne) Weiss.  He was the oldest of eight children.  He grew up north of Bismarck, where the family operated Weiss House Moving.  The business relocated to New Salem after the sale of the land where Menard’s is currently.

Dave was educated in Bismarck and graduated in1959 from Bismarck High School, where he met and fell in love with Bernadette Kaiser.  They married on December 17, 1960.  Two children were born to this marriage.  Carrie Lynn in1962 and Tina Mairi in 1967.  Bernadette died of cancer in September of 1968.  Dave remarried twice during his lifetime.  Linda Dietz in 1973 and Karen Bjerke in 1995.  He welcomed stepchildren Shelli Dietz, Jarred Bjerke and Alena Bjerke.

Throughout the years, Dave had many interests, hobbies, and careers, including auto body man for Davis Chevrolet of Bismarck, after graduating from Manpower Votech School for autobody and worked for Dakota sand and gravel, also worked for Tennefoe construction.  Dave was also a mechanic, occasional truck driver and all around jack of all trades.  He did vehicle restoration, stock car racing and for many years, worked in the family business as a house mover.  He took great pride in moving the Teddy Roosevelt cabin from the State Capital Grounds back to Medora.  Weiss House Moving was hired to move many popular landmarks locally and statewide, including many of the Buckstop Junction buildings, Little Cottage Cafe, Serendipity House west of Mandan, and a home that Dave helped move across the frozen Missouri River on blocks and dollies.

Dave was known for his gift of gab, his boisterous laugh, his love of country two step, and his trademark bandana that he wore long before Willie Nelson!  He spent many hours with friends and family over several cups of coffee at Perkins, and the 147 Truck Stop west of Mandan.

Dave was a kind and gentle man who was always willing to help his family and friends in need.  He had an especially soft spot for animals, taking in many cats, dogs, and birds.  His most loved were his faithful side-kick Paco, a ringneck mitred, Buster, a white cockatoo, and Speck, a little chihuahua that adored him!

So many people were Blessed to have shared his life over the years.  He will be forever missed by his daughters, Carrie (Myron) Schmidt, Tina Weiss (Lynden Ring), both of Mandan; His grandchildren Katarina (Andrew) Johnson, Sawyer Schmidt, Reno McCormick, Vegas George, and Ayrianna Ring and his great grandchild Ailo Anders Johnson, brothers and sisters Lindy Weiss, Gordon (Rosie McGuire), Nancy (Vance) Van Wagner, Nola Weiss, and Ted, as well as several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Margit Weiss, brothers Bob (Linda), Tim, parents-n-law Bill and Leontina Kaiser, his grandparents, numerous aunts and uncles, and his beloved Bernadette.

The family would like to give special thanks and appreciation to the wonderful staff of Miller Pointe that also helped to care for Dave during the past several months.

To share memories of Dave, read the full obituary, view the service livestream, and sign the online guestbook, visit www.bismarckfuneralhome.com


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Carrie, Tina and families,
I am so sorry for the loss of your father. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Weiss Family-So sorry for your loss. Dave will be missed. Thoughts and prayers for you all at this time.
Lonnie and Bonnie Lundstrom

David aka Willie was one of my very best friends. We could discuss anything! When I moved away, I missed him like no other ! Willie, I will see you again and we will pick up where we left off! I will love you for all my days! Susan

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We loved visiting him when he came to the clubs where RockyTop was playing. We mentioned him many times in conversations over the years and I’m sure years to come.

Sorry for your loss. I raced stock cars with Dave back in the 70’s and I always thought he was a good guy!

Our hearts and prayers are with you all. Always enjoyed visiting with Dave, definitely one of a kind.

I am so very sorry for your loss..I consider Dave a very good friend, spent many hours drinking coffee with him and others passed on….Gone but never forgotten…RIP Dave.

Dave always had a smile and a sweet embrace to greet you. He could dance the dust off your boots and be ready for the next set of dancing ..up to closing time. A forever friend ❤️🎼🎵👢 Vicki

Tina, Lynden and all family members,
We are so sorry for your loss. We hope that you are able to find comfort in sharing the great memories that you all have from over the years together. We are both thinking and praying for you.
Take care and God bless,
Brad & Kay Brown

Nola and Ted so sorry to hear of the passing of Dave. Please accept my condolences!

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Carrie.

I have great respect for the Weiss family, Bill, Dave,Ted and Tim, moved several houses for me in the 1980″s, I was deeply saddened when Bill and Tim passed, and now Dave has joined them. It only reminds me that life is short. I pray that they had a relatonship with Jesus, so I have the opportunity to see them once again. Thank you for what you did for me David!.

Gordon & Rosie,
My deepest sympathy to you and the Weiss family.! Wishing you peace and comfort in your memories.
Rita Nodland

Weiss family, our deepest condolences to you at this time of deep sorrow. Dave truly was a sweet gentleman. Having worked with him on several projects, he was a true professional. Moving to Bismarck in the mid 60s as the first Weisz family, throwing the Postal Service, a real curveball getting to know the Weiss family was a true pleasure. our mothers exchanging mail over the months of the adjustment. The Postal Service getting to realize there is two Weiss/Weisz families in town. Peace to the Weiss family at this time of grieving. Knowing Dave is in heaven now, as he was truly a man of faith .

I’m so very very sorry for your loss. Dave was very special to me. I could always talk and have a laugh with him no matter what. I’ll always have a place in my heart for him. Gerri or as Dave I’m so very very sorry for your loss. Dave was very special to me. I could always talk and have a laugh with him no matter what. I’ll always have a place in my heart for him. Gerri or as Dave called me “Zelda”. me “Zelda”.

Sorry for your loss, take care.

Our “family” has lost the pillar of strength and compassion. Dave set the bar high when it came to lending a shoulder, giving the right advice and always being available to ” fix ” it ! whether ir was cars or broken hearts.
God has recieved a good man. Rest well my friend.
Your family will always be together because of your neverending support and love.
My condolences to family and friends.

I am so sorry your loss. He always had time to visit and so knowledgeable on so many things, you could visit with him on so many topics, so sorry for your loss! He truly was one of a kind! Prayers and hugs!