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Obituary for Signe Marie Welter

Signe Marie Welter (Lammi) of Ennis, Texas, left this world on the 26th of January, 2023, at the age of 103. Signe was born on November 19, 1919 in Superior Wisconsin to John and Aina Lammi of Maple Wisconsin and was the youngest of 3 children. Signe was preceded in death by her parents, John and Aina Lammi; brother Oliver Lammi; and sister and brother-in-law, Elna and Ed Rantala, all of Maple, Wisconsin.

Signe grew up and lived on the family farm in Maple Wisconsin until she moved to Ennis Texas in 2006 to be with her daughter and son-in-law. During those years in Maple Wisconsin, she worked as a bookkeeper for the Maple Cooperative Services for 46 years. In addition, she worked as an insurance agent for Mutual Services Insurance Company and treasurer for the Douglas County Democratic Party. After her retirement, she remained active enjoying her many pastime pursuits: managing her investment accounts, volunteering at the Faith Lutheran Church in Maple Wisconsin, reading (mostly mystery books), tending her peony flower garden, lilac bushes and lawn, and walking up to 2 miles a day. She was an avid sports fan. She loved the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Braves (before they moved to Atlanta), and Milwaukee Brewers. She rooted for the Boston Red Socks when they played the New York Yankees. After her move to Texas, she adopted the Texas Rangers, but not the Dallas Cowboys since they were division rivals with the Packers. Signe was independent and self-reliant; active in politics and an advocate for women’s rights. She was ahead of her time.

Signe is survived by her daughter, Sandy Pearson and son-in-law, Huston Pearson in Ennis, TX; granddaughter Laura Combs and her husband Chance Combs of Lipan Texas. Plus nieces and their husbands: Dorothy and Ron Schiff, Poplar Wisconsin, Shirley and John Urbaniak, Maple Wisconsin, Nancy and Tom Wiisanen, Poplar Wisconsin, Kathy and Duane Esselstrom, Maple Wisconsin, and Maggie and Tony Albrecht, Amherst Wisconsin. Also, several great nieces and nephews and their children.

The funeral services and burial will be held in Maple Wisconsin at the Faith Lutheran Church and Cemetery.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Faith Lutheran Church, Maple Wisconsin.