Louise E. Welch, 91, of DeWitt, Iowa, and formerly of Maquoketa, passed away on Friday, January 26, 2018, at the Genesis Medical Center in DeWitt, Iowa.
A memorial service celebrating Louise's life will be held at 5 P.M., Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. A reception will follow in "The Bistro" at Carson's. A private graveside service and burial will be held from the Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa, Iowa.
Louise Elizabeth Wieters was born on March 24, 1926 in Galena, Illinois, to Raymond and Lenice (Maahs) Wieters. She was a 1944 graduate of Galena High School. She married Clinton Brownell in 1946 in Galena, Illinios, and they had two children, Janice and Lyn. She and Clinton later divorced and on June 22, 1962 she married Richard L. Welch in Dubuque, Iowa.
Louise had first worked at the Galena Kraft Cheese Factory for several years. She then worked at Clinton Engines in Maquoketa and lastly at Briggs Elementary School in Maquoketa as a custodian.
Louise was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing cards, going to the casino and spending time with her family.
Those left to honor Louise's memory include her children, Janice Culbertson of DeWitt, IA, and Lyn (Neil) Latimer of Spring Branch, TX; a step-son, Richard Welch of Iowa City, IA; 4 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Clarence, sisters Helen and Frieda, and her husband Richard on June 6, 2012.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to Hospice of Jackson County.
Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.
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Jan, and family I am so sorry to have heard of your mothers passing... She was such a truly fun and amazing person. It is so very hard to lose a parent. May our Heavenly father give you comfort in this time.. gay storlie
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lyn, jan, family... heard about your mother this past weekend when in maquoketa but in aurora il now ,,,my condolences ,,,it was nice you kept her out and going as long as possible,,,the q for our class reunion and i am sure other things ,,,, many people as they age are home and nursing home bound with no one to try and take them anywhere,,,,my thoughts are with you,,,ralph saunders
Dear Lyn and Jan, So sorry to learn about your Mom. Such a bittersweet time as we don;t like to see our Moms decline. I would be with you in Maquoketa, but am in Florida. You are in my heart and prayers.
Lyn , Jan and family: So sorry to hear of your mom passing. Deepest sympathy at this time of loss. Dianna Block
I am so very sorry for your loss. She was a dear friend and I loved her too! I will miss her smiling face and great sense of humor. She really loved playing cards and going to the casino. Jan, you took such good care of your mom, she was fortunate to have you during the last few years, God will reward you for your excellent care. That empty chair will be difficult for your family, remember how much she loved all of you. God Bless All of You!
Jan and Lyn, I am so sorry to read about your mom passing, she was such a nice lady, have so many great memories
We are so sorry to hear of her passing. She was real spark of life and a wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Judy and Steve Wiebenga
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