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Alberta Georgene (Paulsen) Wellendorf

January 28, 1929 ~ May 1, 2017 (age 88)

The Piano Brothers

Alberta G. Wellendorf, age 88, of Holstein, passed away on Monday, May 01, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Society of Holstein.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the United Methodist Church of Holstein with the Rev. Doresa K. Collogan officiating.  Burial will be at the Holstein Cemetery of Holstein.  A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service starting at 1:00 PM at the church. 

Alberta G. Paulsen Wellendorf was born at her grandparents (Andresen) farm in Logan Township, Ida Grove, Iowa on January 28, 1929.  She was the daughter of Leigh and Viola Andresen Paulsen of Battle Creek and was baptized and confirmed in the Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek.

            After graduation from Battle Creek High School in 1946, she attended Iowa State Teacher’s College in Cedar Falls for a year.  She then taught in her home rural school and Battle Creek town school.  She continued her education at various summer schools.

            On February 26, 1950 Alberta married Harlan Wellendorf at the Battle Creek Presbyterian Church.  They farmed northwest of Battle Creek near Midway and were blessed with a daughter, Janine Cecile and son, Joel Craig.  The family moved to a farm south of Holstein in 1955 and joined the Methodist Church.  A second son, Jess C. died at birth in 1965.

            Harlan and Alberta took Janine and Joel on little discovery trips during their summer vacations.  They happily watched their family grow over the years and looked forward to special times with them. 

            In 1989 they moved to Holstein.  Alberta enjoyed babysitting her grandchildren.  She started a rock garden and really enjoyed her floral and rock arrangements. 

            She is survived by her daughter, Janine (John) Leckband of Hermitage, MO; Joel (Monica) Wellendorf of Holstein, IA; grandchildren, Valerie (Robert) Boswell of Castle Rock, CO, Deanna King of Cherokee, IA and Matthew (Grace) Wellendorf of St. Paul, MN; grand-daughter-in-law, Michelle Bauman of Carroll, IA; great-grandchildren, Jordan and Paige Boswell and Brittany Bauman; and many extended relatives and friends.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harlan in 2009; infant son, Jess; and grandson, Aaron Bauman.


 Service Information

Visitation
Saturday
June 17, 2017

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
United Methodist Church

Holstein, Iowa 51025

Funeral Service
Saturday
June 17, 2017

2:00 PM
United Methodist Church

Holstein, Iowa 51025

Burial
Saturday
June 17, 2017

Holstein Cemetery

Holstein, Iowa 51025


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