May 26, 1938 - October 16, 2017
John “Jack” Vincent Weiss, 79, passed away October 16, 2017, at his home in Hot Springs.
Jack was born May 26, 1938, in Redfield, the youngest of six children to John B. and Agnes (Goad) Weiss, and attended St. Mary’s Catholic School in Zell. While in school, he was active in many sports, especially boxing and was a six-time South Dakota Golden Gloves State Champion, which earned him the nickname “Jarrin’ Jacky.” While in high school, he also worked at Hansen Motors in Redfield. It was during this time, he met the love of his life, Patty Booze.
After high school, he and Patty were married in Redfield on September 13, 1958. Jack then attended Stewarts Hairstyling beauty school in Sioux Falls.
In 1961, the couple purchased the former Martha’s Beauty Shoppe hair salon in Hot Springs, owned by Martha Anderson. Jack and Patty operated their family-owned business called Fair Lady Beauty Shoppe, for 53 years. Jack worked in the salon up until the day of his heart attack in November 2014. During their time running the business, Jack was the recipient of numerous trophies and awards that he would win at beauty competitions.
The couple had four children, beginning with their twin boys, John and Pat, in 1963, followed by another son Jonas in 1964, and then a daughter Dana in 1970. All four of their children were active members of Hot Springs High School athletics, and Jack and Patty were their biggest fans and rarely ever missed a sporting event their kids were in. Even after the children left high school, Jack was still a big fan of Bison sports and attended most all home and many away competitions.
In addition to all four of his children, Jack also had the pleasure of watching all seven of his grandkids compete as Hot Springs Bison athletes in gymnastics, wrestling, football, volleyball and basketball. Many of his grandchildren are also current school record holders, for which he was very proud. One of his final public appearances was seeing his son Pat being inducted in the Hot Springs Bison Athletics Hall of Fame as the school’s first-ever state champion wrestler.
Jack is survived by his wife Patty of 59 years; four children: John (Tracy) Weiss of Hot Springs, Pat Weiss of Aberdeen, Jonas (Mary) Weiss of Hot Springs, Dana (Brett) Nachtigall of Hot Springs; two sisters Renata Cowman of Highmore, and Maxine Meyers of Alpena, Mich., and a brother Willard (Jean) Weiss of Columbus, Wis.; seven grandchildren: Amanda (Jake) Rau; Cameron (Hollie) Weiss, Randi Weiss, Carlie (Jesse) Atwood, Chandel Weiss, Trey Nachtigall and Jaylen Nachtigall; and four great grandchildren; Ryder, Cael, Cooper and Corbin.
Jack is preceded in death by brothers Ray Weiss and Delbert Weiss.
Visitation was held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, at Chamberlain-McColley’s Funeral Home in Hot Springs.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 2017, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Hot Springs with Deacon Craig Pearson as Celebrant. Committal services will follow at the Evergreen Cemetery in Hot Springs.
A memorial has been established to secure a bench in memory of Jack and his good friend Dave Scott at Angostura Reservoir. Monetary gifts can be mailed to: 301 N. 17th, Hot Springs, SD 57747
Arrangements have been placed in the care of Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home in Hot Springs.