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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Mary Lu Weeks
September 5, 1935 - June 21, 2022

Residence: Culbertson, Montana



Mary Lu Weeks, 86, of Culbertson, MT, passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2022 surrounded by her family at her residence in Culbertson, MT.

Marylyn Lucile Weeks was born to Gail and Leonard VanBuskirk of Berthold, ND in 1935. She was affectionately nicknamed MaryLu almost immediately and that name stuck. Her childhood was the typical hard-working, frugal one like so many of her generation.

In 1954 MaryLu married Earl Weeks, originally from Des Lacs, ND and they moved to Culbertson, MT to make their home. They took root in this little town and took great pride in all the friends, neighbors, and businesses here. Their four children were born at Roosevelt Memorial Hospital. In 1966, they purchased Culbertson Implement. After Earl’s sudden death in 1977, MaryLu took a giant leap of faith and stepped into Earl’s place at the Implement. This was a learn-as-you-go experience and not at all easy. She faced every challenge, though, with a keen mind and a quiet dignity. The support of other implement dealers, John Deere representatives, and especially her community during these years inspired her sense of volunteerism and service. She knew firsthand the importance of giving back. MaryLu served on the Culbertson School Board, the Culbertson GFWC Women’s Club, the Culbertson Foundation Board, and the ND Public Radio Board of Directors. She was active in every aspect of her Methodist Church and was a devoted volunteer at the local nursing home. She was a Culbertson sports fan since the moment she and Earl arrived and was a vocal supporter to be sure.

MaryLu’s love of reading was well known, and she was always on the lookout for her next read. Her greatest delight was curling up with a great book and a cup of tea. She was a regular at the local library and enjoyed the Tuesday Book Club conversations. Her love of reading and history fostered a yearning for travel. She was always excited to be planning a trip. Her travels included three trips to Europe and the British Isles, fall foliage tours, and many trips throughout the country.

MaryLu made an indelible impression in the community that she loved and touched the hearts of the lifelong friends she made here. Undoubtedly her greatest legacy lives in the hearts of her grandchildren. She was an active participant in their lives. The kids had a key to her door that came with a key to her heart. She joyfully attended every program, fair, and sporting event, and her kids could always rely on seeing her face in any crowd. She was a strong, unwavering bulwark for each one of them.

There were many, many ordinary and impromptu gatherings at MaryLu’s because it was just “home”. Christmas Eve at Gramma Lu’s was everyone’s favorite. Memories of those raucous evenings filled with laughter and food and presents and family…followed by the reading of the Holy Story…will stay with each of us. The love we shared on those nights will be the invisible, unbreakable thread that binds us each to the other forever.

MaryLu is survived by her 4 children and their spouses, 10 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. Penny & Robert Anderson and family; Luke (Ashlee), Harper and Huck Anderson; David (Ashley), Ella and Leddy Anderson; James (Sylvie), Andrey and Zackary Anderson. Laurie & Milo (Buzz) Mattelin and family; Joan (Matt), Lola, John Amos, and Moses Garrett; John (Caitlin) Mattelin. Mike & DeAnne Weeks and family; Alex (Emilee) Weeks; Shelby (Anthony) Lebsock. Mark & Wendy Weeks and family; Hannah, Sarah and Claire Siblings; Arlene, Lenny, Linda, and Susan.


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Larry and Cheryl Tveit (Lake Preston , South Dakota )
Jun 22, 2022
So sorry to hear about your loss, Mary Lou was a wonderful lady.
Susan Dahl (Fairview, MT)
Jun 22, 2022
My heart is so heavy for your loss, She was truly a treasure. A picture of grace, humility, and acceptance with just the right touch of spunk. She loved her family with all her heart. I will miss your presence in this world.
Kathleen LAMBERT (Livingston, MT)
Jun 22, 2022
She has always one of the most regal women I knew, never ruffled. I wanted to be like her. We have lost a truly remarkable part of our community.
Chole Crosby (Sidney, Montana)
Jun 22, 2022
I am so sorry for your loss. Mary Lu was such a sweet lady and I enjoyed the times I worked with her during various community events. May Our Lord continue to give you comfort and strength. God bless your families.
Melinda Portra (Culbertson, MT)
Jun 22, 2022
We are so sorry for your loss, Mary Lou was a wonderful lady. Praying for you all.
Kevin, Melinda & Kids
Rick, Robin, Palmer, and Madix (Eagan, MN)
Jun 22, 2022
Sorry to hear for your family and our thoughts are with you all during this time.
Tammie & Doug McCormick (Culbertson, Mt)
Jun 22, 2022
My heart felt condolences to each & everyone of Mary Lu’s loved ones! She will be missed by so many!! Keeping you all in thoughts & prayers!!
Wendy Smith (Bainville, Montana)
Jun 23, 2022
I am so sorry to hear of MaryLu's passing. She seemed like she was immortal. God must have blessed her with retirement from life. I will always remember her, with love!
Wendy Smith
Georgia and Hoppy Hopfauf (Park City, Montana)
Jun 24, 2022
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time, Mary Lou will be greatly missed!23
Earl Sheehy (Richmond, MO)
Jun 24, 2022
So sorry to hear of your loss. You will be in our prayers.
Linda Simonsen (Girard)
Jun 24, 2022
The poem and the music you have chosen for her funeral speak volumes about the life Mary Lu lived and her testimony to all of her family and friends.
God's peace to all of you. Kenny and Linda
Bruce & Judy Waldhausen (Culbertson, MT)
Jun 26, 2022
So sorry hearing of Mary Lu's passing. RIP
Laura Bergum (Culbertson , Montana)
Jun 27, 2022
Hugs and prayers to Mary Lou's family. What a special lady. She was a blessing to all who knew her. Dignity, grace, and an example of shining love for all.
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