JOSEPH FRANCIS WELTY, age 94 of Grand Rapids, MN died Monday, July 9, 2012 at Evergreen Terrace in Grand Rapids. Joe was born in 1917 in Harper’s Ferrie, West Virginia. He was a World War II Army Veteran. Joe was united in marriage to Kathryn Rose Herschbach on September 30, 1943 in Seattle, WA and they made their home in Grand Rapids, MN where Joe was employed with Blandin Paper Company. He worked in the finishing room until his retirement in 1962.
Preceding him in death were his parents, wife, Kathryn in 2008; and his siblings.
Survived by his son, Larry Welty of Grand Rapids, MN; and daughter-in-law, Lyn Mack also of Grand Rapids, MN.
Visitation will be Friday, July 13th from 12:00 Noon until the 1:00 PM Funeral Service at the United Methodist Church in Grand Rapids. Rev. Marva Jean Hutchens will officiate. Burial will be Itasca-Calvary Cemetery.
Arrangements by Rowe Funeral Home of Grand Rapids, MN.