The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

November 7, 2012

Mabel R. Welchert

Published 11-7-12

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Memorial service for Mabel R. Welchert, 92, of Enid, will be 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at Brown-Cummings Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Gary Miller with Hospice Circle of Love will officiate. Service and cremation are under the direction of Brown-Cummings Funeral Home.

Mabel was the youngest and last surviving of 13 children born to William and Ernestine Lagwig in Milbank, S.D., and passed away Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, in Enid, Okla.

She graduated from Milbank High School.

She was a midwife and worked for the United States Forest Service before her retirement as State Supervisor for Royal Neighbor Insurance Company in 1989, after 10 years.

Mabel and Thomas had unwavering faith in the Lord and were very active members of Redeemer Lutheran Church. She got great comfort in reading her Bible.

She also loved her country, was a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Auxiliary, and watched while two husbands, three brothers, two sons, two grandsons, and a granddaughter served overseas in a time of war.

She always loved life and often said her cup runneth over. She and Thomas raised six children with love and there was always room for another at the table. With a distinctive laugh, she always found joy and humor in life.

She is survived by sons, Larry and Wilma Thompson and Thomas and MaryAnn Thompson; daughter, Gloria and Michael Hawley; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded by her beloved Thomas of 55 years; sons, Daniel and Thomas John; daughter, Linda; and a granddaughter, Angela.

Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society or Hospice Circle of Love with Brown-Cummings Funeral Home serving as custodian of the funds.

Condolences may be made to the family online at

(Submitted by family)