Roger Raymond Welty

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Roger Raymond Welty, 87, passed away May 10, 2011, at Northside Hospital Forsyth in Cumming. Born in Dubuque, Iowa, he was the son of the late Oscar and Dolores Welty. Roger and wife Jane were 48-year residents of Camanche, Iowa.
Roger graduated from Dubuque High in 1941, and attended the University of Dubuque, then enlisted in the Army during World War II, attaining the rank of corporal. He graduated from the University of Iowa with a BA in sociology and earned two masters degrees in administration and counseling.
He was a three-time Golden Gloves boxing champion, a lifelong Boy Scout and leader, earning the Silver Beaver award. A longtime member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church and VFW Post 1033, he was devoted to his family and his church. He was a member of the Associates of St. Francis, Cornbelt Running Club, MFSA, and a lifetime member of the NEA.
Roger was the first principal of the Camanche High and pioneered the Camanche public school counseling program. He taught by example The Golden Rule. He had a lifelong passion for being a parent and husband and cared about all kids.
Roger is survived by his wife, Jane of Cumming, formerly of Camanche, Iowa; brother, Wayland (Naomi) Welty of Cedar Park, Texas; son, Roger G. Welty (Peggy) of Astoria, Ore.; daughter, Sandi DeMango (Marvin Mobley) of Aurora, Colo.; son, Ken Welty (Joan) of Cumming; son, Ted Welty of Portland, Ore.; grandchildren, Catherine Parks (Jim), Theresa (Arlo Wand), Jill, Mark, Rick, Alyson, LaNae, Elizabeth and Valerie Welty, Matthew Sanders, Heather Droessler (Michael); great-grandchildren, Hannah, Christopher, Hailey, Sarah and Sean Parks, Alejandro Perez-Welty, Michael Jr. and William Droessler.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Boy Scouts of America or to the charity of your choice.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.mcdonaldandson.com.
McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in ForsythNews.com from May 12 to May 16, 2011
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