Linda M. Welz, age 68 of Melrose, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, January 15, 2023 at her home in Melrose, Minnesota.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, January 20 at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose with Rev. Julie Grothe officiating. Inurnment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery at a later date.
Visitation will be held from 12 to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Linda Marie Hilleren was born October 7, 1954 in Benson, Minnesota to Palmer and Eileen Hilleren. She graduated from Benson High School in 1972 and furthered her education at Granite Falls Technical College, graduating in 1973. She married the love of her life, Robert “Bob” Welz on May 4, 1973 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose. Linda worked at the Greenwald State Bank in Greenwald for ten years and later worked other jobs. Linda and Bob lived in Greenwald for 37 years, raising their three daughters.
She loved spending time with her daughters and grandchildren. Linda enjoyed fishing, cooking and baking, reading, and sewing. She had made over 25 baby quilts and many more sewing projects. Linda enjoyed crafts of all kinds including cutting and painting wooden projects. Linda was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who will be missed by all who knew her.
Survivors include her loving husband of over 49 years, Robert “Bob” Welz of Melrose; children, Wendy (Kayla) Welz, Sara (Erik) Haider and Laura (Mike) Revering; and eight grandchildren, Alex, Ashley, Ragan, Courtney, Morgan, Derek, Brandon, and Nathan.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Paul and Peter Hilleren; and father and mother-in-law, Ted and Marie Welz.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.