Ida Mae Welp, 85, Jasper

Ida Mae Welp, 85, of Jasper, died Thursday, June 11, at her home. She was born in Jasper January 6, 1935, to Bernard and Mary Helen (Johnson) Seifert. She married Herbert L. Welp September 8, 1956, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper.

Ida Mae was a 1953 graduate of Jasper High School. She worked for many years as a lab technician at Memorial Hospital and as a childcare provider. She was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church in Jasper and its Ladies Sodality and the VFW Post #73 Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing cards, praying the rosary, and spending time with friends and family.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Herbert L. Welp; six sons, Keith, Larry, and Joe Welp, all of Jasper, Ron Welp and wife Connie, Rosemount, Minnesota, Scott Welp and wife Anne, Indianapolis, and Bob Welp and wife Cheryl, Celestine; two daughters; Mary Ann Beissel and husband Dan, Apple Valley, Minnesota, and Michelle Fulton and husband Tim, Evansville; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers; John Seifert , Terre Haute, and Jim Seifert and wife Margaret, Jasper; and three sisters, Betty Judy and husband John, Jasper, and  Jeannette Carter and Barbara Seifert, both of Florida.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by four sisters, Helen Rose Herr, Margaret Kieffner, Geri Pieper, and Mary Jo Fischer, and one brother; Charles Seifert.

A Mass of Christian Burial  at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Precious Blood Church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery. A private visitation will be held at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions can be made to Precious Blood Church, the St. Vincent de Paul Society, or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at

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