Barbara Veach and Wally Weitz, Political Science and Economics majors respectively, met and fell in love at Carleton College. When they married in 1970, Wally went to Wall Street, and Barbara moved into social work before returning to politics after retirement.
Katie, Roger, and Drew were all born in Omaha. The Weitzes found their family community at Presbyterian Church of the Master. Barbara worked in Christian Education and Wally was on the Presbytery Senate. They gave generously to their church and taught their children about tithing. All were involved: Wally played the French horn in the orchestra, Barbara and Katie rang handbells, and everyone sang in the choir.