Carolyn L. Wellemeyer, 99, Huntingburg

Carolyn WellemeyerCarolyn L. Wellemeyer, 99, of Huntingburg, died Sunday (March 20) at The Waters of Huntingburg. She was born in Huntingburg March 12, 1917, to Edwin and Corilla (Reutepohler) Lukemeyer. She married Leon Wellemeyer in 1942 during World War II at the Clinton Avenue Community Church in Brooklyn, New York. They were married for 71 years. He died August 29, 2014.

Carolyn was a graduate of Evansville College and a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma sorority. She was a school teacher for 35 years in Huntingburg and Evansville and retired in 1980. She served as director of the Huntingburg Foundation for two years, served on the auxiliary board and as a volunteer at St. Joseph’s Hospital for over 25 years, and volunteered making deliveries with Meals on Wheels. She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association at the national, state and local levels; a charter member of the Huntingburg Study Club; past member of Sinawik; V.F.W. Auxiliary; Huntingburg United Methodist Church, where she worked with the youth, the Huntingburg Music Club and a former Cub Scout den mother and Girl Scout Counselor for the girl scouts’ summer camp in Evansville. She loved a good book and being with her family and friends.

She is survived by one daughter, Marcia Scales and husband Ralph, Jeffersonville; two sons, Mike Wellemeyer and wife Lynda, Prospect, Kentucky, and John Wellemeyer and wife Elaine, Evansville; one sister, Dorothy Bonar and husband Joihns, Tucson, Arizona; one nephew, Scott Bonar, Tucson; seven grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from noon-2 p.m. (EDT) Tuesday, April 5, at the Nass and Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Huntingburg United Methodist Church or to the Huntingburg Community Impact Fund c/o the Dubois County Community Foundation. Condolences may be shared online at Memorial services at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at the funeral home followed by burial of her cremains in Fairmount Cemetery. Pastor Lee Campbell will officiate.

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