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Doris "Dorie" L. Welch, 97, passed away September 10, 2018. She was born in Belle Fourche, SD on July 2, 1921, the daughter of the late David and Elsie Douglass. Dorie graduated from Southside High School. She worked as an Aide at St. Joe Central Elementary. She was married to Howard Welch on August 9, 1941 and spent 70 years of marriage until his passing on March 25, 2011. Dorie was an active member of First Church of Christ, Scientist in Fort Wayne. Dorie enjoyed traveling and camping at Pentwater, MI. She enjoyed baking, art, sewing, and most of all spending time with her grandchildren. Surviving are her sons and spouses, Douglas H. and Vicki Welch, James S. and Maribeth Welch, Richard M. and Linda Welch; seven grandchildren, Jeffery and Mark Welch, Gregory Welch and Katharine Havard, Anna, Patricia, and Elizabeth Welch; and 3 great-grandchildren, McKenna, Prentice, Harrison, and one on the way. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Susan Welch; brothers, David, Morton, and Robert Douglass. Funeral service will be held at 11AM on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at D.O. McComb and Sons Maplewood Park, 4017 Maplecrest Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46815, with calling 1 hour prior. Visitation will be held on Monday, September 17, 2018 from 7 to 9PM also at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to First Church of Christ Scientist, or Alzheimer's Association.