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Dorothy Welter

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Dorothy Welter, age 80 of Nashua, Iowa, died Saturday July 25, 2015, at the New Hampton Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in New Hampton. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday July 28, 2015, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Nashua. Interment will be at Sunnyside Memory Gardens in Charles City, IA following the service. Pallbearers will be Austin Crabtree, Justin Crabtree, Colton Appel, Elizabeth Appel, Bryan Welter and Matthew Welter. Honorary Pallbearers will be Joshua Appel, Faith Crabtree, Heather McFarland, Dustin Crabtree, Amanda Appel and Ramsey Bark. Friends may greet the family 4 - 7 p.m. Monday July 27th at the Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home in Nashua. Further visitation will be one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church. Dorothy Marie Welter was born August 2, 1934, on the family farm in rural Ionia, Iowa, the daughter of August and Hazel (Crooks) Hartmann. She received her education from the Charles City School District. On June 8, 1951, Dorothy was united in marriage to the love of her life Robert Welter, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. To this union three children were born. Dorothy was a homemaker and took great pride in her home and her cooking. There was a guarantee whenever anyone visited Dorothy’s home that they would leave with a stomach full of homemade delicious food. Baking was one of her favorite things to do and to the delight of the whole town Dorothy would make pies for the Uptown Caf in Charles City. Dorothy also enjoyed drinking coffee and the conversations that went along with it. She was a devoted mother and grandmother, with her grandchildren being her greatest joy of all. She will be most remembered for her unique personality that accompanied her many talents in the kitchen. Dorothy is survived by one son, Duane (Glenda) Welter of Cape Girardeau, MO; two daughters, Dawn (Dennis) Johnston of Nashua, IA and DeAnn Crabtree (Jeff McFarland) of Charles City, IA; eleven grandchildren, Bryan Welter, Amy Lemley, Matthew Welter, Amanda Appel, Joshua Appel, Colton Appel, Elizabeth Appel, Austin Crabtree, Dustin Crabtree, Justin Crabtree and Faith Crabtree; five step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren with two more on the way; one twin sister, Doris Welch of Illinois. She was preceeded in death by her husband, Robert on April 21, 2013; one brother, Robert; one sister-in-law, Cathy Hartmann; one brother-in-law, James Welch.

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  1. Dawn, DeAnn, Duane, Doris and all the family. So sorry to have read the news this weekend. I’m so grateful to have become a part of your life with your Mom and Dad. My first thought was I could just see Bud sitting in his heavenly recliner with a big smile on his face. You all have taught me about how a noisey house, great baking and love make a wonderful family. Faith, and everyone, you will have them both again. We lost phone numbers in the move. Email us at ArkansasRetired@gmail.com we got the inside painted but there’s the outside to do in the Fall. 🙂 Joe and Sheryl Beenken, 186 Pottawattamie Dr, Cherokee Village, AR 72529

  2. When I think of Aunt Dorothy it is always with a smile. She welcomed us into her home and her heart. I remember how much she loved children and her joy when hers were born. I remember sitting at her supper table listening to her bantering back and forth with her brother, my Dad. She was always his beloved little ‘Sis’. Her voice is etched in my memory. Rest assured that If it were at all possible, I would have been there for all of you, if only to share in your tears. I am currently battling a recurrence of the cancer that I thought was long gone 23 years ago. I have found a wonderful clinic in Arizona for which I am most grateful. I wish you happier days ahead. All my love to you and yours. Sandy

  3. Aunt Dorothy was a wonderful part of my childhood. I’m sure all of you will miss her terribly. She loved her family deeply and was always willing to help and lend a hand. She will always have an important place in my memories. We wish you well and keep you in our prayers for comfort in your grieving. Know that she is in Jesus arms and happy. Barb Hartmann

  4. Dorothy was our neighbor my entire childhood. I am very sorry to hear of her passing. Many good memories of life in good old ‘Brooklyn’.

  5. So sorry to hear this! You are all in our thoughts and prayers! Many good memories of Dorothy….pretty sure we gave her a good run when we were kids!! 🙂 Andie & Brad Olson family

  6. So sorry for your Loss —will always remember her baking all those pies! Sandy and Leonard Scribner

  7. So sorry for the loos of your mom, she was a very special lady. I loved visiting with her. Prayers are sent to all of you and your families. Love, Diana Crooks-Reams-Clites

  8. Rest well Sweet Dorothy! Your girls will mourn but they all hold a piece of you and you will give them strength. Cyndee

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