Michael Thomas Welter, 62, of Sabetha, passed away Wednesday, November 28, 2018.
He was born September 5, 1956, in Wharton, Texas, the son of Claude Bowen and Fredericka (Schmidt) Welter. He was a graduate of Hickman Mills High School in Kansas City, Missouri. He served in the U.S. Air Force.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Sabetha.
Michael married Jamie Gibson on December 5, 1986 in Topeka, KS. She preceded him in death on December 8, 2012. Survivors include a step-son, Mark Payne, Topeka; a granddaughter, Tori Payne; two brothers, Jay C. Welter, Sabetha, KS and John L. Welter, Charlottesville, VA; his mother-in-law, Lila Hazlett, Topeka; two sisters-in-law, Billie Hall, Topeka and Lila Mertz, Kansas City; a brother-in-law, T.J. Gibson, Topeka; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Bow and Pat Welter.
Michael was an artist. He enjoyed playing the harmonica, collecting and watching TV.
Honoring Michael’s request, cremation is planned. A memorial gathering will be held at a later date at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Topeka.
Dove Cremations and Funerals, Southwest Chapel in Topeka is assisting the family.
Service information will be posted as soon as it becomes available. Please check back later for more information.
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