Norman H. “Bud” Wellmann, 91, of Waco, passed away on May 22, 2019 at Seward.
He was born on Sept. 15, 1927 to Henry G. and Helena (Gloystein) Wellmann near Beaver Crossing. He was baptized on Oct. 9, 1927 at St. John Lutheran Church in Cordova by Rev. William Peterson. He was later confirmed by Rev. Martin Juengel. Norman attended grade school at District 62 in Seward County.
He enlisted in the United States Navy in January of 1946. He did his boot camp training at San Diego, Calif. and served aboard the U.S.S. Jason A.R.H.-1 as an electrician. He was stationed in China, Japan and Guam before he was honorably discharged in December of 1947.
On Oct. 3, 1948, Norman was united in marriage to IvaLou Wiemer at St. John Lutheran Church in Waco by Pastor G.H. Koslowske. They were blessed with three sons, Gordon, Glenn and Gale.
Norman and IvaLou farmed their entire married life which included twenty years of Grade “A” dairying. He retired in 1993 but was willing to drive a cab-tractor or truck anytime he was needed. He served on many boards at St. John Lutheran Church in Waco and held most offices at one time or another.
He is survived by his wife, IvaLou Wellmann of Waco; sons, Gordon Wellman of Waco and Gale (Judy) Wellmann of Waco; grandchildren, Shelley (Ryan) Scheele of Utica, Travis (Stephanie) Wellman of Williston, N.D., Bryon (Ashley) Wellman of Waco, Bradley Wellmann of York, Natalie (Tristan) Ibarra of Greenville, Texas and Tina (Jeremy) Hogue of Waco; great-grandchildren, Dylan Scheele (fiancée, Mercedes Prochaska), Tiffany Scheele amd Emma Hogue.
Norman was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Helena Wellmann; son, Glenn Wellmann; brothers, Paul Wellmann, Laurence Wellmann, Arlin Wellmann; sisters, Hilda Finke and Nora Erks.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waco with Pastor Matthew Mau officiating. Private inurnment will be held at St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery in Waco. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. onTuesday, June 4 at Volzke Funeral Home in Seward. Memorials may be made in care of the Orphan Grain Train, Mission Central of Donor’s Choice. Volzke Funeral Home of Seward is in charge of the arrangements.