Sidney Allen “Sid” Weinkauf, 57

Published 10:13am Thursday, January 10, 2013 Updated 12:15pm Thursday, January 10, 2013

Sidney Weinkauf, a man who was never short of faith or key chains, died unexpectedly on Jan. 9, 2013.

Sidney was born on June 26, 1955, to Jeanette and Alloy Weinkauf in Sisseton, S.D. He attended grade school in Sisseton, until his family moved to Lidgerwood, N.D., where he graduated from High School. He lived in Park Rapids for several years after graduating from High School. Sidney attended Technical School in Detroit Lakes. Sid joined the U.S. Army on May 31, 1973, where he served his country until May 28, 1976.

Sidney married Gail Gereszek in 1977. From this union his son, Tim, was born.

On May 27, 2003, he married Susan Weinkauf.

Sid loved to laugh and tell jokes. He was a spiritual man, and prayed continuously for all of the people he loved in his life.

One of his greatest joys in life was making key chains and giving them to everyone he met. One of the highlights of his life was giving a key chain to President Bill Clinton. He loved his dog, Zeke, and they spent many hours together napping in his chair.

Sidney was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous for almost ten years, an accomplishment of which he was very proud.

Sid loved fishing, and telling stories about his fishing expeditions. He enjoyed listening to his books on tape, and his time at Daybreak. Sidney loved being married to his wife, Susan, and so appreciated the time they had together.

Sidney is survived by his beloved wife, Susan; his mother and step-father, Harvey and Jeanette Grasshoff; a son, Tim (Jennifer) Weinkauf; a brother, Jody (Vicki); three sisters, Louise (Calvin) Dosch, Brenda (Mike) Glas and Connie Weinkauf; three step-daughters, Lisa (Corey) Wrenn, Linda (Leslie) Schiltz, and Teresa Collum; a niece, Hannah Weinkauf; three nephews, Jarvis and Austin Glas, and Zachary Weinkauf; four step-granddaughters, Melissa (Jake) Daniels, Alexandra and Sarah Wrenn, and Katie Schiltz; two step-grandsons, Nicholas (Shawny) and Kyle Schiltz; five step-great-grandchildren, Cayley, Linsey, Irelyn, Zachary, and Logan Schiltz. He was preceded in death by his father, Alloy Weinkauf.


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