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Danielle Marie Lee Welcher

Danielle Marie Lee (Olson) Welcher, 30 of Glenwood, IA formerly of St. Louis, MO entered into rest on May 3, 2014 in Omaha, NE. She was born Feb. 2, 1984 in Shiloh Valley Township, IL to Kevin Lee & Diane Lynne (Bennette) Olson.

Danielle graduated from North County Christian School in 2002 and continued her education at Emmaus Bible College in Dubuque, IA. She earned her B.A. degree in Middle School education from Missouri Baptist University with a minor in Drama. She began her teaching career at North County Christian School in St. Louis. Danielle then felt her calling in mission work to Emmanuel Christian School in Goli Republic of South Sudan. Following her time there, she returned to North County Christian School.

Danielle became the resplendent bride of her beloved husband, Evan Michael Welcher on July 9, 2011 in St. Louis, MO. Although their time together was brief, they enjoyed every moment spent together. Danielle loved hiking, camping, refurbishing furniture, decorating and making crafts. She enjoyed working with children and assisting with various camps. Her baking, playing cards and board games also gave her great joy. Danielle’s Christian faith was of utmost importance with her life mission to be a “Woman of Grace” and she did just that.

Preceding Danielle in death were her maternal grandparents and paternal grandfather. Survivors include her devoted husband, Evan Welcher of Glenwood, IA; parents Kevin & Diane Olson; brothers, Mark Olson & Jordan Olson all of St. Louis, MO; grandmother, Wilma Olson of Des Moines, IA; father-in-law, Richard & wife Heather Welcher of Washburn, IA: extended relatives and many friends.

There will be services at Hope Church in St. Louis with burial to follow on Sat. May 10, 2014 under the direction of Shepherd’s Funeral Home.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

Visitation:Tuesday, May 6, 2014
6:00 PM
202 N. Vine St.
Glenwood, IA51534

Service:Wednesday, May 7, 2014
11:00 AM
202 N. Vine St.
Glenwood, IA51534

3 Condolences

  • Scott & Rhonda Nelson Posted May 5, 2014 12:00 am

    Pastor Evan we love you and are praying for you.

  • Laura Posted May 4, 2014 12:00 am

    Evan and family………..I did not ever have the privilege of meeting your beloved Danielle and have only met you (Evan) once at a City Council meeting. Still, please know that you have all been in my prayers during the duration of Danielle’s illness. It is clear that she was a true blessing to everyone who knew her and that she will be deeply missed. You have my most sincere condolences.

  • John and Chrissy (O’Hara) Francis Posted May 5, 2014 12:00 am

    From our hearts to yours, know how saddened we are at the loss of your beautiful daughter, Danielle.

    The O’Hara Family

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