Douglas Ross Welsher, 70, of Hampton, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center - North Iowa in Mason City, Iowa.
He was born July 9, 1947, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Ross and Donna (Fergus) Welsher.
Doug attended Hampton High School and later graduated from a community college in Denver, Colorado, with an associate degree in general education. He later attended Buena Vista University and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in management. He was united in marriage to Mary Thornton in Lake City, Minnesota, on January 11, 1969. Doug served his country in the United States Army. He also owned and operated his own construction business. Doug attended Catholic Church with his wife, Mary. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, livestock and attending sporting events. Doug especially enjoyed spending time with his family.
Doug is survived by his wife Mary of Hampton, daughter Laura (Christopher) Kaczorowski of Anchorage, Alaska, son Douglas Welsher II of Des Moines, grandchildren Kayla Welsher of Des Moines, Kara Welsher of Dubuque, Isabella Kaczorowski of Anchorage, Alaska, Augustus Kaczorowski of Anchorage, Alaska, brother Greg (Bonnie) Welsher of Hampton, sister Marla Sweeney of Sedona, Arizona.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Mary,laura&Doug , prayers sent your way in your time of need . Doug had the sweetest smile and a sparkle in his eyes we will never forget , he was such a gentle & hard working man , he will be missed by all that knew him. Paul & Barb Moor
I am so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of Doug from grade school at Park School and on up through the grades. He will be missed.
Carolee (Walker) Philpott
HCHS Class of 1965
Mary, Doug, Laura, and Family,
My thoughts, prayers, and sympathies are with you during this difficult time. I hope you can find some peace with loving memories of him and family support. Jenny Holien
My thoughts are with you during this time.
HCHS class of 1965
Doug Welsher & family
RIP Uncle Doug
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