Edward Marion Welters, age 85, of Verona, Missouri, passed away after a sudden illness, at 10:57 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at the Bentonview Park Health and Rehabilitation in Monett, Missouri. He was born May 17, 1929, in St. Anna, Minnesota, the son of the late Peter J. and Mary (Bieniek) Welters. He was also preceded in death by an infant son, Lawrence Edward Welters, and a brother, Allen Welters. On April 26, 1952, he married Celestine “Sally” Mary Moonen in Holdingford, Minnesota. They moved to Verona, Missouri in 1956.
Ed was a dairy farmer, did local custom farming and his machinery and tractor trading evolved into Welters Farm Supply in 1974. He specialized in Minneapolis Moline Tractors and was a good mechanic and blacksmith. Ed enjoyed his family and friends, his animals, telling stories of life, and helping people through his business. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Verona.