Veronica I. Welter, 90, of rural Onslow, died Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at Shady Rest Care Center in Cascade.
Friends and relatives may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at Reiff Funeral Home in Cascade, where a wake service will be held at 3 p.m. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Temple Hill, by the Rev. Neil Manternach. Concelebrating will be the Rev. Douglas Loecke. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery, Temple Hill.
Veronica was born May 15, 1926, in rural Monticello, daughter of Joseph and Amelia (Kelchen) Manternach. She received her education at the former St. Mary's School in Cascade. On Sept. 21, 1948, she was united in marriage to Herman Welter Jr. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Cascade. Together they farmed in the rural Onslow area, raised 13 children, and operated their family business, Welter Seed and Honey Co.
Veronica enjoyed playing cards, gardening, cooking, quilting, square dancing and spending time with family.
She is survived by her children, Mel (Rita) Welter of Monticello, Ann (Wayne) Turnis of Dubuque, Dan Welter of Onslow, Les Welter of Onslow, Herb (Paula) Welter of Lincoln, Neb., Joan (Mike) Turnis of Bernard, Ken Welter of Onslow, Jim (Denise) Welter of Onslow, Connie (Mark) Singletary of Colleyville, Texas, Julie (Pat) Shay of Ankeny and Karen (Scot) Knepper of Cascade; 27 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five brothers and four sisters, Katie Rockzein of Anamosa, Joe (JoAnn) Manternach of Cascade, Ralph (Rita) Manternach of Cascade, Loras (Donna) Manternach of Masonville, Joan (Tom) Hoffmann, Ron (Bridget) Manternach, Muriel (Duane) Schlemme, Lois (Alan) Gravel and Lester (Mary Ellen) Manternach, all of Cascade; one brother-in-law, Clarence Quint of Manchester; one sister-in-law, Lois Manternach of Cascade; and one stepsister, Jeanette Callahan, and one stepbrother, Dorrance (Pat) Manders, both of Dubuque.
Veronica was preceded in death by her husband, Herman, in 2005; her son, Gary, in 1989; her son, Alan, in 2013; her parents; her stepmother, Mildred (Manders) Manternach; five sisters, Florence Schockemoehl, Eleanor Quint, Alvina Greif, Eva Mae Klocke and Sister Irmina (Leona) Manternach OSF; one brother, Larry Manternach; brothers-in-law, Harry Schockemoehl, Robert Greif, Elmer Klocke and Harry Rockzein; stepbrother, Donald Manders; stepsister-in-law, Mary Manders; and stepbrother-in-law, Jack Callahan.
A memorial fund has been established in Veronica's name.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.reifffuneralhomeinc.com.