Alyce Welby

Obituary of Alyce Anetta Welby


Alyce Annetta Schacht Welby, age 94 passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at her daughter’s home in Las Vegas, NV under hospice care. 

Alyce was born May 2, 1925 in Lester, IA to Adolph and Ada (Brucken) Schacht.  She grew up in Lester .  She graduated from Lester High School where she became a star basketball player.  Alyce moved to Yankton after graduation.  She stayed with the Jim Smith family while working at the bowling alley and then at the Yankton Airport where German prisoners of war were housed.  Alyce met the love of her life, Donald Welby.  They were married August 28, 1945 and two this union, 4 children were born.  She became a farm wife until Don’s retirement. 

Alyce is survived by her four children:  Sandra (Gary) Heier of Gayville, SD, Barbara (Terry) Hackett of Wakonda, Susan (Ray Bryerley) of Las Vegas, NV and Donna (David) LaFever of Edmonton, KY; 8 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren with one expected in October. 

Alyce was preceded in death by her parents; husband; grandson, Donald Amen; great-granddaughter, Madisen Hackett; three sisters and two brothers.