Janet I. Welte, 70, of Sioux City passed away May 8, 2023, at her residence. A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday May 15, 2023, at the Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service starting. Online condolences may be sent to www.meyerbroschapels.com
Janet was born on March 4, 1953, in Le Mars, IA, to Norman and Betty (Stromlund) Brunken. She grew up in the Le Mars, IA, area. She graduated from Le Mars High School in 1971. She later moved to Arizona to attend Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ. Janet moved back to Le Mars where she later married Greg Thompson on June 9, 1973. To this marriage two children were born. Throughout Janet’s life she was a homemaker and the foundation of the family. Janet attended all her kids’ sporting events with a video recorder, taping every second along with creating scrapbooks as they grew up. Janet was a proud business owner. She owned Le Mars Fitness Center in Le Mars for numerous years.
She married Mark Welte on September 26, 2009, in Sioux City. To this marriage they enjoyed date nights at Bobs Drive-In in Le Mars, the grandkids athletic events, spending time with the family, and baking for Mark’s work staff. Janet enjoyed being with her family as her number one love. Janet was an extraordinary cook, baker, and would perfect her recipes constantly. She also loved baking Christmas candies that would last the family months on end, cleaning, gardening, and decorating her house. She will be remembered as being a classy, strong, spunky, loving, dedicated wife, mother, grandma, and friend.
She is survived by her husband Mark Welte, two children, Angela (Chad) Wurth of Le Mars, Scott (Tristen) Thompson of Sioux Falls, SD, five grandchildren: Caden Wurth, Alexa Wurth, Blake Wurth, Micah Thompson and Brooklyn Thompson, mother, Betty Brunken of Sioux City, one brother, Randy Brunken of Sioux City, one sister, Karen Barwick of Akron, IA, many nieces, nephews, and friends.
She is preceded in death by her father Norman “Bud” and one brother, Richard Brunken.