LeRoy "Roy" Welter, 82, of Le Mars, died Thursday, March 10, 2005, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars, following a brief illness.
LeRoy George Welter was born Dec. 15, 1922, in Plymouth County, the son of George and Dora (Ruppert) Welter. He grew up in the Oyens and Le Mars area and was a lifelong Plymouth County resident. LeRoy married Rose Hoffman in 1939. He then served his country with the U.S. Army during W.W. II and was stationed in the Philippine Islands.
When he returned after his military service, Roy was employed for many years with Moore Lumber Co. in Le Mars. In 1960, he went to work for Wells' Dairy in Le Mars where he worked until his retirement. His wife Rose died on June 17, 1994.
In his retirement years, Roy enjoyed the outdoors and spent his time repairing lawn mowers.
Survivors include his five children, Janet Eckart and her husband, Joe of Omaha, Neb., Mary Vondrak and her husband, Richard of Sioux City, Karen Eaton and her husband, Denny of Council Bluffs, Mike Welter and his wife, Marilyn of Sioux City, and Ron Welter of Sioux City; his grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, Arnold Welter of Carroll; and a sister, Marian Ruehlen of Odessa, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Rose; and two brothers, Norbert and Sylvester Welter.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars, with the Rev. James Tigges officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars with graveside military honors provided by Wasmer Post 241 of the American Legion.
Visitation will be anytime after 3 p.m. Sunday at the Feuerstein Funeral Home in Le Mars, where there will be a parish rosary at 4 p.m. and a Scriptural wake service at 7 p.m.