Welke, Lovella R. (Munroe), Merrill, Michigan

Passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Masonic Pathways, Alma, MI, age 90 years. Lovella was born in Manistique, Michigan November 19, 1921 the daughter of the late George and Frances (Byard) Munroe. She married Paul C. Welke April 6, 1945. He predeceased her January 26, 1994. Lovella was a member of the Merrill Congregational Church and a life member of the order of the Eastern Star, Breckenridge Chapter 323. She loved crocheting, knitting, snowmobiling, hunting, fishing and vacationing at Drummond Island. She loved her dog “Fritz”. Lovella is survived by several nieces and nephews, Diane (Scott) Thompson, Danny (Nancy) Welke, Ray (Joan) Welke, Doris (Lyle) Rigg, Dan Munroe and a sister-in-law, Ruth Martin. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a brother and sister-in-law, Richmond G. and Anna Munroe, two brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Mike and Helen Welke, George and Flossie Welke and a nephew, David Welke. The funeral service will take place on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at W. L. Case & Company, Merrill, MI. Rev. Richard Gossett will officiate with burial in Lakefield Township Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family at the chapel Monday from 2:00-9:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 10:00 a. m. until time of the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a donation to the Merrill Congregational Church or the Order of the Eastern Star Breckenridge Chapter #323. www.casefuneralhome.com