Elsie Welter was a fun-loving, outgoing woman who loved to play cards with her friends or play Scrabble with her daughter.
“She was always willing to play Scrabble for a dollar a game,” said her daughter, Linda Steininger. “She always loved get-togethers, and loved to play pinochle or poker with her friends.”
Elsie Welter, 97, of Crown Point, died Dec. 9. She was a homemaker and had worked for Montgomery Ward. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Welter.
After her husband passed away, she enjoyed being independent and living alone, her daughter said. In her younger years, she had enjoyed working in her garden, and was a seamstress who made her own clothes.
She loved reading and had read many books by Zane Grey.
She enjoyed traveling, and did so as much as she could. She would visit a friend in Arizona or travel to Florida, but also enjoyed traveling to new places, she said.
“She was happy going places, and wanted to see as many places as she could,” her daughter said.
She loved her grandchildren, and spending as much time with them as possible.
Welter was a “snazzy dresser,” her daughter said, and enjoyed shopping and matching her clothes to her shoes and her jewelry.
“She always made sure to put herself together nicely when she went out,” Steininger said.
Steininger said her mother had a great sense of humor, and always stayed in a good mood.
“She was always in good spirits,” she said. “She got over things quickly, and never stayed mad.”