Dolores Welsh, 1922-2018

Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, LaPorte, is handling the arrangements for Dolores Jane Peters Welsh, who peacefully passed on February 19, 2018, at Avalon Springs Health Center in Valparaiso, Indiana.

She was born August 3, 1922, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to Edward and Mary (Gibson) Peters and lived most of her life in the Union Mills, Indiana, area.

In 1940, Dolores graduated from Hanna High School. She was a longtime member of Bethel Presbyterian Church and was a past educator and choir member. She enjoyed and was an active member for over 20 years in the La Porte County senior citizen entertainment group, “Fun Follies.” Country living, card playing, traveling, reading, music, and dancing were her favorite pastimes.

She married Noble “Bud” Welsh on January 9, 1941. They had three sons, Tom (Jean) Welsh, deceased, Dick (Carol) Welsh, and Edward (Connie) Welsh, all of Union Mills, Indiana. She is also succeeded by eight grandchildren, Bud, Kevin, Daryl, Matt, Tobi Bednarski, Rick, Kurt, and Mary Blazek; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1968; son, Tom; brother, Phillip (Judy) Peters; and three sisters, Phyllis (Byron) Guse, Eunice (Alvin) Werner and Joanne (Don) Shei. Her sister, Mary (Eric) Nielsen, survives.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, February 23, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, LaPorte. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 24, at Bethel Presbyterian Church, 110 East Hamilton Street, Union Mills, Indiana. Family and friends may visit at the church from 9-10 a.m. before the service. Burial will follow in Hanna Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Presbyterian Church, 110 E. Hamilton Street, Union Mills, IN 46382.

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4 Responses to “Dolores Welsh, 1922-2018”

  1. Mary Hiigli

    Feb 20. 2018

    Dear Dick and Ed, and all the family. I’m so sorry to read about your mom. She was such a sweet lady, and I have memories that go so far back, when Ed and I were little kids. Please know my thoughts are with all of you.

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  2. Larry

    Feb 21. 2018

    Dear Dick & Ed, Just want to to tell you how sorry I am to hear of your Mom’s passing. Aunt Dolores was a kind, sweet lady. Kind thoughts to you both.

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  3. Phil Baughman

    Feb 21. 2018

    Our condolences to Dick, Ed and your families. I remember coming to your house as a child when your Mom and Dad would have a fish fry for Sunday dinner. Please know your Mom is at rest, and wish you all well during this difficult time. God Bless

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  4. Dan A. Welsh

    Feb 24. 2018

    Dear Dick , Ed and families. My sincere condolences on the loss of your wonderful Mother. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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