Rosemary Welter – Monticello

Rosemary Welter, 87, of Monticello, passed away peacefully Sunday, March 3, 2019, at home surrounded by her family.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2019, at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello where a parish vigil service will be held at 4 pm.  Visitation will continue at Sacred Heart Church Saturday, March 9, 2019, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to funeral services.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Monticello.  Rev. Paul Baldwin will officiate.

Rosemary was born to Raymond and Margaret (Egan) Supple of Castle Grove Township on August 28, 1931, a middle sister to 2 beloved brothers.  She was educated in Hopkinton.  After she graduated, she worked at Wilsons in Cedar Rapids, and then at Linn County Abstract office. Rosemary was united in marriage to Roman Welter on April 5, 1952, at Saint Luke Catholic Church in Hopkinton. She was a devoted mother of 7 children.  At the age of 50, she completed a medical assistant program at Kirkwood and worked in the Monticello Hospital. She was an active volunteer for both St. Luke and Sacred Heart Catholic Churches, Legion Auxiliary, Camp Fire, and Cub Scouts.  She especially enjoyed her volunteer work at the Jones Regional Medical Center.

As a couple, Rosemary and Roman generously gifted 40 acres of their land to the Monticello School Foundation perpetual fund. In addition they established an educational endowment fund at Jones Regional Medical Center.  In her spare time she enjoyed golf, travel, shopping, playing cards, bowling, and spoiling her grandchildren.

Rosemary is survived by her husband Roman, and 7 children: Michael (Donna) Welter of Coralville, Maureen (Carroll Smith) Welter of Hillsboro, OR, Marcia (Chuck) Gheldof of Commerce Township, MI, Melinda (Randy) Pyde, Itasca, IL, Mary Welter of Indianapolis, IN, Martin (Michelle) Welter of Goodyear, AZ, and Melissa McLaughlin of St. Paul, MN; 7 grandchildren: Ross and Kimberly Welter, Jolene (Phil), Lechowicz, Margaret (Shayne) Shupe, Robert and Elizabeth Pyde and Neil McLaughlin, and 1 great-grandchild, Louis Lechowicz.

She is preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Marcus Supple and Clair “Whitey” Supple.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Jones Regional Medical Center educational endowment fund, Monticello School Foundation, or Camp Courageous of Iowa.

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