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Alice Weltmer


November 26, 2020

Alice J. Weltmer, 92, formerly of Mankato, died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 at the Salina Regional Health Center. She was born Jan. 8, 1928, in Denver, Colo., to native Kansans John and Nellie (Smith) Schoonover.

Alice was a 1946 graduate of Denver East High School and went on to receive her bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Kansas in 1950.

She married Roderick Weltmer on Aug. 30, 1949, in Denver, Colo. He preceded her in death on March 23, 2003.

Alice enjoyed time with her beloved family and friends. She was a homemaker, staying home most of her life and taking care of her family.

She was a member of the Harmony United Methodist Church, Mankato.

Alice is survived by her three children and their families: Patricia Korb (Barry), Salina; son, Jason Korb (Erin) and their children Tyler, Zaide and Chase Korb, Caitlyn Sanders and Izzy Rivera; son, Kevin Korb (Crissy) and their children, Allison, Kaden and Kody Korb, Casey and Shawn Pyeatt; daughter, Heidi McDonald (Kevin) and their children, Jadynne Smith, Deacon, Damon and Kinzi McDonald.

John Weltmer, Lawrence, Kan .; daughter, Anne Kealing (Jonathan) and their children, William and Emily.

Carrie Ann Mayhew (Brad), Lawrence; their five daughters, Amanda Kleinschmidt (Tom) and son, Ansel, Lauren, Rebecca, Melissa and Caroline; and their son, Thomas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roderick; parents, John and Nellie; brother, Jack Schoonover; and sister, Ginny Adams.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 28, with Pastor Jim Rice officiating.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 28, with the family receiving friends at the Melby Mortuary, Mankato.

Interment will follow in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Mankato. Memorial contributions may be given to either Harmony Methodist Church or to the Salina Regional Health Center for providing technology to patients to communicate with their families in c/o Melby Mortuary, P.O. Box 384, Mankato, Kan., 66956. Online condolences may be left at


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