Dolores P. Welke, age 85 years, of Archbold, passed away Saturday morning, Dec. 16, 2017, at Fairlawn Haven Care Center in Archbold.
She was born March 17, 1932, at Plymouth, Mich., the daughter of Joseph and Catherine Hulack.
She married Donus E. Welke on June 21, 1952, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 15, 2010.
An Archbold area resident since 1962, she was a homemaker, cosmetologist, and a bookkeeper for Form Tool and St. Peter Catholic Church.
She enjoyed piecing quilts as well as tending to her beautiful flower gardens, birding, walking trails and cooking.
She was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church in Archbold and the Altar Society.
She is survived by two children, Donus D. (Lisa) Welke of Gladwin, Mich., and Dawn (LaMar) Gerig of Archbold; eight grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren; two brothers; and two sisters.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and a brother.
Friends may call at Short Funeral Home in Archbold from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday. Services will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Church on Beaver Island, Mich., at a later date with the interment in the Welke Cemetery on Beaver Island. www.ShortFuneralHome.com.