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Plains Edition Obituaries for 2-6-10

Nelda R. Welsh, 78 of Ogallala, died Jan. 13, 2010, at the Heritage of Bel Air nursing facility in Norfolk, Neb.

She was born Jan. 18, 1931, at Ericson, Neb., the daughter of Sherman Vernon and Anna Johanna “Hattie” (Nelsen) Mentzer.

She graduated from the Ericson High School in 1948 and from Kearney State Teacher’s College with a teaching certificate in 1950.

She married Joseph C. Welsh, Jr. on July 9, 1951 at Ericson.

She was employed for NPPD in Ogallala for 26 years before her retirement in 1994.

She was a member of the Ogallala United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She had been very active as a volunteer for the RSVP. She had been a member of the Red Hat Society and was very active in her bridge club. She had been a longtime member of the American Legion Auxiliary and had also been a member of the NPPD retirement club called the “Klassy Kilowatts.” They were very active for many years in the Ogallala Booster Club for high school athletics.

Following her retirement she worked at the Holiday Inn Express in Ogallala for several years before becoming ill in 2006.

Survivors include two sons, Joseph “Chuck” Welsh, III of Ogallala and Doug (Melonie) Welsh of Omaha; daughter, Susan (Jim) Collins of North Platte; grandchildren, Katie Welsh of Omaha, Meghan Welsh of Omaha, Tayler Collins of North Platte, Joseph Collins of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Molly (Hector) Morales of North Platte; great-grandchildren, Alek and Hallei Morales of North Platte; brother-in-law, John Woolley of St. Paul, Minn., sisters-in-law, Caroline Mentzer of Ericson, Marion Mentzer of St. Louis, Miss., Rosie Walters of Chicago, Ill., Regina Teichert of North Platte, Olga Welsh of Ashland, Ohio, and Darlene Welsh of North Platte and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Lael and Lorraine; and two brothers, Arthur and Howard.

Nelda R. Welsh, 78 of Ogallala, died Jan. 13, 2010, at the Heritage of Bel Air nursing facility in Norfolk, Neb.

She was born Jan. 18, 1931, at Ericson, Neb., the daughter of Sherman Vernon and Anna Johanna “Hattie” (Nelsen) Mentzer.

She graduated from the Ericson High School in 1948 and from Kearney State Teacher’s College with a teaching certificate in 1950.

She married Joseph C. Welsh, Jr. on July 9, 1951 at Ericson.

She was employed for NPPD in Ogallala for 26 years before her retirement in 1994.

She was a member of the Ogallala United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She had been very active as a volunteer for the RSVP. She had been a member of the Red Hat Society and was very active in her bridge club. She had been a longtime member of the American Legion Auxiliary and had also been a member of the NPPD retirement club called the “Klassy Kilowatts.” They were very active for many years in the Ogallala Booster Club for high school athletics.

Following her retirement she worked at the Holiday Inn Express in Ogallala for several years before becoming ill in 2006.

Survivors include two sons, Joseph “Chuck” Welsh, III of Ogallala and Doug (Melonie) Welsh of Omaha; daughter, Susan (Jim) Collins of North Platte; grandchildren, Katie Welsh of Omaha, Meghan Welsh of Omaha, Tayler Collins of North Platte, Joseph Collins of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Molly (Hector) Morales of North Platte; great-grandchildren, Alek and Hallei Morales of North Platte; brother-in-law, John Woolley of St. Paul, Minn., sisters-in-law, Caroline Mentzer of Ericson, Marion Mentzer of St. Louis, Miss., Rosie Walters of Chicago, Ill., Regina Teichert of North Platte, Olga Welsh of Ashland, Ohio, and Darlene Welsh of North Platte and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Lael and Lorraine; and two brothers, Arthur and Howard.

Nelda R. Welsh, 78 of Ogallala, died Jan. 13, 2010, at the Heritage of Bel Air nursing facility in Norfolk, Neb.

She was born Jan. 18, 1931, at Ericson, Neb., the daughter of Sherman Vernon and Anna Johanna “Hattie” (Nelsen) Mentzer.

She graduated from the Ericson High School in 1948 and from Kearney State Teacher’s College with a teaching certificate in 1950.

She married Joseph C. Welsh, Jr. on July 9, 1951 at Ericson.

She was employed for NPPD in Ogallala for 26 years before her retirement in 1994.

She was a member of the Ogallala United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She had been very active as a volunteer for the RSVP. She had been a member of the Red Hat Society and was very active in her bridge club. She had been a longtime member of the American Legion Auxiliary and had also been a member of the NPPD retirement club called the “Klassy Kilowatts.” They were very active for many years in the Ogallala Booster Club for high school athletics.

Following her retirement she worked at the Holiday Inn Express in Ogallala for several years before becoming ill in 2006.

Survivors include two sons, Joseph “Chuck” Welsh, III of Ogallala and Doug (Melonie) Welsh of Omaha; daughter, Susan (Jim) Collins of North Platte; grandchildren, Katie Welsh of Omaha, Meghan Welsh of Omaha, Tayler Collins of North Platte, Joseph Collins of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Molly (Hector) Morales of North Platte; great-grandchildren, Alek and Hallei Morales of North Platte; brother-in-law, John Woolley of St. Paul, Minn., sisters-in-law, Caroline Mentzer of Ericson, Marion Mentzer of St. Louis, Miss., Rosie Walters of Chicago, Ill., Regina Teichert of North Platte, Olga Welsh of Ashland, Ohio, and Darlene Welsh of North Platte and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Lael and Lorraine; and two brothers, Arthur and Howard.

Nelda R. Welsh, 78 of Ogallala, died Jan. 13, 2010, at the Heritage of Bel Air nursing facility in Norfolk, Neb.

She was born Jan. 18, 1931, at Ericson, Neb., the daughter of Sherman Vernon and Anna Johanna “Hattie” (Nelsen) Mentzer.

She graduated from the Ericson High School in 1948 and from Kearney State Teacher’s College with a teaching certificate in 1950.

She married Joseph C. Welsh, Jr. on July 9, 1951 at Ericson.

She was employed for NPPD in Ogallala for 26 years before her retirement in 1994.

She was a member of the Ogallala United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She had been very active as a volunteer for the RSVP. She had been a member of the Red Hat Society and was very active in her bridge club. She had been a longtime member of the American Legion Auxiliary and had also been a member of the NPPD retirement club called the “Klassy Kilowatts.” They were very active for many years in the Ogallala Booster Club for high school athletics.

Following her retirement she worked at the Holiday Inn Express in Ogallala for several years before becoming ill in 2006.

Survivors include two sons, Joseph “Chuck” Welsh, III of Ogallala and Doug (Melonie) Welsh of Omaha; daughter, Susan (Jim) Collins of North Platte; grandchildren, Katie Welsh of Omaha, Meghan Welsh of Omaha, Tayler Collins of North Platte, Joseph Collins of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Molly (Hector) Morales of North Platte; great-grandchildren, Alek and Hallei Morales of North Platte; brother-in-law, John Woolley of St. Paul, Minn., sisters-in-law, Caroline Mentzer of Ericson, Marion Mentzer of St. Louis, Miss., Rosie Walters of Chicago, Ill., Regina Teichert of North Platte, Olga Welsh of Ashland, Ohio, and Darlene Welsh of North Platte and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Lael and Lorraine; and two brothers, Arthur and Howard.