A Memorial Mass for Lois J. Welch, 86, of Norfolk, will be Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Norfolk. Father Scott Schilmoeller will be the celebrant. The visitation will begin one hour prior to the service at the church. Inurnment will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Norfolk. Memorials may be directed to the Norfolk Public Library Foundation or the Norfolk Catholic Schools Foundation. Arrangements are under the direction of Home for Funerals.
She passed away Friday, April 16, 2021 at her home in Norfolk.
Lois was born September 3, 1934 in Fargo, ND to Carl and Lillian (Borreson) Tate. The family moved to Omaha where she attended Dundee Elementary School, graduated from Central High School and graduated from (Omaha U.) UNO with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Sociology. Lois married John Welch on September 29, 1956 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Omaha. The couple moved to Norfolk in 1962.
Lois served on the foundation board of the Norfolk Public Library. She mentored children for many years with the TeamMates Mentoring of Norfolk program. Lois loved spending time visiting with her family and friends. Over the years, Lois and John enjoyed traveling overseas.
She is survived by her husband John Welch of Norfolk, sons Gregory (Tracey) Welch of North Platte, David (Cathy) Welch of Omaha, Steve Welch of Phoenix, AZ and Christopher (Bari) Welch of Omaha, 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, brother Bill (Jane) Tate and sister Sue (Dick) Moore.
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