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Viola C. Welsh, 92

Viola C. Welsh, age 92, of rural Hastings, died Dec. 12, 2008 at home.

Viola was born April 21, 1916 in Minneapolis to Sigfried and Claira (Anderson) Olson. She married John V. Welsh on April 16, 1950 in Minneapolis.

Viola was a member of St. Agatha's Catholic Church in Coates, and the Daughters of Isabella.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John, in 1983; son Jack Welsh; and brother LeRoy Olson.

Viola is survived by her son Lawrence (Monica) Welsh of Hastings; grandsons Daniel Welsh and Christopher (Megan) Mork; great-grandchildren Henry and Eva Mork; brother Fred Olson of Hastings; sisters Barbara Richards of Longville, Minn., and Nancy Kolniak of Lincoln Park, Mich.; godchildren Wayne Richards, Cindy Olson, and Mike Olson; also nieces and nephews.

The funeral mass, officiated by Fr. Richard Mahoney was held Dec. 16, 2008 at St. Agatha's Catholic Church, Coates. Interment followed in the parish cemetery.

The pallbearers were Daniel Welsh, Christopher Mork, Joseph Mork, Mike Olson, Wayne Richards, and William Richards.

Arrangements were handled by the Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings. 651-437-9419.