LaVerne H. Welp, 80, Washington

LaVerne H. Welp, 80, of Washington, died Sunday, September 29, at The Villages of Oak Ridge in Washington. She was born March 27, 1939, the daughter of Edward and Leona (Lampert) Fleck. She married Eugene “Gene” Welp June 12, 1958. He died April 11, 2017.

LaVerne was a native of Jasper and a 1957 graduate of Jasper High School. For several years she owned and operated Washington Auto Trim along with her husband.  and son Keith. She was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church in Montgomery and was active with Psi Iota Xi and the Daughters of Isabella.

She is survived by one daughter, Sheri Fields and husband Rocky, Washington; one son, Keith Welp and wife Mitzi, Washington; two sisters, Brenda Mason and husband Lance, Indianapolis, and Cynthia Schum and husband Larry, Cornville, Arizona; one brother, Mel Fleck, Louisville; seven grandchildren, Brittany Bean and husband Luke, Brittany Derr and husband Chris, Todd Clark and wife Paige, Luke and Emily Fields, and Mikel and Maria Alcantar, and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one grandson, Ryan Welp, one sister, Dianne Fleck, and one brother Larry Fleck.

A private burial will take place Saturday. The Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Peters Catholic Church, 305 2nd St., Montgomery, IN 47558. On line memories can be shared at

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