Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 12, 2012 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating. Interment was held at St. Paul’s Cemetery in Sauk Centre.
Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the mass at the church.
Justina H. Welz was born September 10, 1918 in Holdingford, Minnesota to Peter and Teresa (Brandtner) Welz. On January 30, 1956 she married Alphonse Tiemann at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Melrose. Toots retired after working for over 20 years at Gamble’s Retail Store in Sauk Centre. She moved to Melrose in 1990, after her husband’s death. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose and the Schanhaar-Otte VFW Post 7050 Auxiliary. Toots enjoyed playing games, especially cards, and taking the tour bus to the casino.
Survivors include her son, Philip (Carolyn) Tiemann of McMinnville, Oregon; granddaughters, Megan and Amanda; sister, Edna (Duane) Hedine of Walla Walla, Washington; and sister-in-law, Marie Welz of Melrose.
Toots was preceded in death by her husband, Alphonse Tiemann; parents; brothers and sisters, Marie Frie, Evelyn Hoeschen, Ramona Williams, Carl Welz, Ted Welz, Robert Welz, and John Welz.
Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.