Mrs. Mary A. Welch, 73, of Galesburg, Illinois died on Thursday, November 1, 2018, at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg, IL.
She was born April 18, 1945, in Rushford, Minnesota to Clarence and Anna Heyer Wenzel. Mary married James K. Welch January 8, 1966 in Hart, Minnesota. He survives.
Also surviving is a son, Brian Welch of Clinton, IL, a daughter, Nancy (and Dan) Collins of Deltona, FL, a brother, Wayne (and Arlene) Wenzel of Mesa, AZ and three grandchildren, Tayler Welch, Christopher Halsey and Rebecca Collins. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Mary graduated from Lewiston High School, Lewiston Minnesota in 1963. She lived in Lewiston and Winona, Minnesota until she moved to Galesburg in 1968. Mary worked in the food service for School District #205 for 25 years. She retired in 2005. Mary was a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Galesburg. She was an avid bowler and was on a bowling league in Galesburg.
Funeral service was held Monday, November 5, 2018, in Galesburg. Pastor Steve Sommerer will officiate. Cremation will follow the funeral service. There will be a graveside service for Mary at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Hart, MN. at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Friends and family are invited following the graveside service to The Shed Bar and Grill in Ridgeway, MN for food and fellowship.
Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Rushford, MN is assisting the family with local arrangements.
Wayne & Arlene
Sorry for your loss.
Thoughts & Prayers to your family
To the family of Mary A. Welch,
I am sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that "Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit." (Psalm 34:18) With sympathy,
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