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Published July 06, 2013, 12:00 AM

Henry Weyers

Henry James (H.J., Hynie) Weyers passed away on July 3, 2013. It was his 87th birthday. He passed away from natural causes in Fargo, North Dakota.

Henry was born July 3, 1926 in Page, North Dakota, to Carmen (Jungnitsch) and William Weyers. He attended Page High School before enlisting in the U.S. Navy at the age of 17. During World War II, he served with distinction in the Pacific Theater of Operations.

Henry Weyers

Henry James (H.J., Hynie) Weyers passed away on July 3, 2013. It was his 87th birthday. He passed away from natural causes in Fargo, North Dakota.

Henry was born July 3, 1926 in Page, North Dakota, to Carmen (Jungnitsch) and William Weyers. He attended Page High School before enlisting in the U.S. Navy at the age of 17. During World War II, he served with distinction in the Pacific Theater of Operations.

After World War II, Henry returned to North Dakota, where he worked as a carpenter before he began farming with his future brother-in-law, John Morton. He met his wife, Alvira (Qualley) at a barn dance near Tower City, North Dakota. When he was 28 years old, Henry decided to pursue a career in medicine. He received his bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State University. He attended medical school at the University of North Dakota and at the University of Kansas. He completed his residency in San Diego, California in 1959.

After Henry completed his residency, he returned to Fargo with his young family. During Henry’s 30-year medical career, he founded the West Fargo Medical Center, worked as chief of staff at St. John’s Hospital in Fargo, North Dakota, served as Cass County Coroner, and worked as the medical director of chemical and drug dependency at St. Ansgar Hospital in Moorhead, Minnesota. Henry sang “Welcome to my World” by Jim Reeves to every newborn baby he delivered.

Henry was an avid musician. He played the accordion and bass guitar for a number of years with the country and western band “Mark and the Marksmen.” He also loved to polka, hunt, play cards and tell jokes.

After Henry retired in 1997, he and Alvira moved to Arizona. They lived in Apache Junction and Gold Canyon until they returned to Fargo in 2008. They moved to Touchmark, an assisted living community where Alvira continues to reside. He is survived by five children, Kari Plante, Karla Flores, Nina Sjoquist (Jeff), Jay Weyers (Carrie), and Anna Soler (Larry), and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two siblings, John Weyers (Frances) and Mary Anthony. His first-born child, Roberta, passed away shortly after birth. Henry was predeceased by his parents and by his siblings Margie Pilgrim, Dorothea Weyers, and Gloria Morton. A memorial service was held for family on July 4.

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