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LaVerne A. Welte, 78 of Sterling died Sunday February 11, 2018 at Rock River Home and Hospice.

He was born on September 25, 1939 in Rockford, IL the son of Anthony and Ruth (Hennessy) Welte. He served in the US Army from 1961 – 1963. He married Charlene E. Danner on April 4, 1964. She died July 14, 1998. LaVerne had been employed as a purchasing agent and had retired from Sauk Valley Equipment Co (IFH). He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus. LaVerne was an avid CUBS fan and enjoyed watching the Weather Channel and the History Channel.

Survivors include three daughters: Michele (Mark) Siewert of Milwaukee, WI, Melissa (Keith) Fritz of Stoutland, MO and Elisabeth (Gerald) Hollaway of Sterling; two sons: Charles (Lynn) Welte of Pine River, MN and Gregg (Kristy) Welte of Beloit, WI; two brothers: Roger (Denise) Welte of Greer, SC and Clarence (Kathleen) Welte of Rockford, IL; 17 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife and two brothers.

Visitation will be held on Sunday February 18, 2018 from 3-6 PM at the McDonald Funeral Home, 505 1st Avenue in Sterling. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Monday at 10 AM in Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sterling with the Reverend Bruce Ludeke officiating. Burial will conclude at Riverside Cemetery in Sterling.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Rock River Hospice and Home.