Obituaries

In Memory Of

Grace I. Welzien
May 24, 1924 - January 6, 2018

Visitation:
Thursday, January 11th, 2018 - 10:00AM to 11:00AM
Trinity Lutheran Church
201 N. West Street
Loyal, WI  54446

Services:
Thursday, January 11th, 2018 - 11:00AM
Trinity Lutheran Church
201 N. West Street
Loyal, WI  54446

Full Obituary

     GRACE I. WELZIEN, age 93, of Loyal, passed away at the Marshfield Medical Center on Saturday, January 6, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Thursday, January 11, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church, in Loyal. Rev. Daniel Zimmerman will officiate and burial will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Withee. Pallbearers will be: Terry Biddle, David Welzien, Jeff Meeker, Dick Rohde, Arnie Becker and Orville Schwartz. Visitation will be held at the church, on Thursday, from 10am until time of service.
     Grace Irene Biddle was born on May 24, 1924 in the Town of Reseburg, rural Thorp, WI, to Charles R. and Lena A. (Hendricks) Biddle. She was raised and received her education in the Thorp area, attending Reseburg Grade School and graduating from Thorp High School in 1942. After completing high school, Grace moved to Vancouver, WA where she worked for Kaiser Company, Inc. in the shipyards during WWII. She was united in marriage to Alan R. Welzien on December 5, 1945 in Kent, WA. They returned to Thorp in 1948 and then moved to Loyal, WI in 1949. For several years, Grace worked in the meat department at Relis' grocery store, in Loyal. After retiring, she cared for her elderly mother, in Thorp, for many years. Her husband, Alan, passed away on July 5, 2011. Grace continued to live in Loyal until the time of her death.
     She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and its TLCW. Grace had many interests, but especially loved sewing, quilting, reading, her yard, going out to eat, and bowling when she was younger.
     Grace is survived by her daughter: Peggy (Alan) Rohde of Mequon, WI; two grandchildren: Dana (Chris) Mayne and Jay Rohde; two great-grandchildren: Brooks and Blake Mayne; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
     She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Alan; and two brothers: Leland and Louis Biddle.