Josephine Welch(1921 - 2014)

Welch, Josephine L.

Josephine L. Welch, 93, died Wednesday, June4, 2014, at Renaissance Assisted Living, Appleton. She was born in Oshkosh on May 24, 1921, the youngest daughter of John and Leone (Manthei) Hafeman. She was a 1939 graduate of Oshkosh High School. On Nov.7 1942, she was united in marriage to the love of her life, Russell William Welch of Oshkosh. He preceded her in death on July 3, 1992. They had one son, William and a daughter Janette, who died shortly after her birth. Josephine was employed as a teller at First National Bank of Oshkosh prior to the birth of her children.

Josephine was also preceded in death by her parents; her husband's parents, William and Adeline Welch; sisters, Dorothy (Schneider), Bernice (Zwicky), and Janette (Erdmann); her younger brother, Wayne; and a grandson, Max Welch.

Josephine will be greatly missed by her son, William (Mary) Welch of Appleton; two grandsons, Alexander (Laura) Welch and Nicholas (fiancée, Jen Smith) Welch and one great-grandson, Austin Welch all of Menasha. She is also survived by a very special sister-in-law, Edith Hafeman of Rock Island, IL, two nieces their husbands and children.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held Saturday, June 7, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Lake View Memorial Park Chapel. Visitation will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service.

Josephine's family wishes to thank her many loving caregivers at Renaissance Assisted Living in Appleton and to Asera Care Hospice.


Published in Oshkosh Northwestern on June 5, 2014