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Name: Louise C. Welu, 96

Address: 3103 White St.

Time, day, and date of death: 7:05 a.m., Wednesday, March 1, 2006

Place and cause of death: Peacefully at home surrounded by her children.

Services: 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 4, 2006 at Holy Ghost Catholic Church

Burial: Mt. Calvary Cemetery

Visitation: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 4, 2006 at Holy Ghost Catholic Church.

Date and place of birth: April 20, 1909 in Dubuque, Ia.

Parents: Nicholas and Mary (Herber) Schueller

Brief personal information: She married Edmund J. Welu at Holy Ghost Church on June 10, 1936. He died November 14, 1948. She graduated from the former I C Academy in 1926. She was a lifelong member of Holy Ghost Parish, Senior Citizens and Rosary Society. Before her marriage she worked at Northwestern Bell Telephone Co. Later she worked as a clerk at Schroeder's Grocery Store and Sweetheart Bakery. Then for 30 years she was a teller and loan officer at the Holy Ghost Parish Credit Union, retiring at age 90. She especially loved being with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed cooking, canning, playing cards, playing piano, crocheting, sewing and walking.

Deceased spouse and year of death: Edmund J. Welu on November 14, 1948.

Survivors: 2 Daughters: Barbara Barton of Dubuque.
Linda (David) Washburn of Montfort, Wisconsin.
1 Son: Edmund J. (Elaine) Welu of Dubuque.
9 Grandchildren
11 Great-Grandchildren
1 Sister-in-law: Marion Schueller of Dubuque.

Preceded in death by: Parents. Husband. 6 Sisters: Josephine Kretz on Dec. 13, 1974, Pauline Hingtgen on Oct. 28, 1979, Clara Schmitt on March 18, 1984, Marie Wagner on Oct. 17, 1994, Estelle Clute on May 14, 1996 and Florence Helmer on April 14, 1999. 3 Brothers: Bernard Schueller on Sept. 22, 1948, Alfred Schueller on Aug. 20, 1982 and Dr. Charles J. Schueller on July 11, 2000.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be given to Hospice of Dubuque or Holy Ghost Catholic Church.

Thank you: The family would like to thank Revs. Tom and Mike at Holy Ghost for their visits and words of comfort to prepare Mom for Heaven. They would also like to thank Dr. Brian Sullivan and Hospice of Dubuque, especially Renee, for their care and compassion.