Keith J. WelteKeith Joseph Welte, age 84, passed away on May 30, 2013 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks.
Keith Welte was born on September 17, 1928 in Iowa City, Iowa, the son of Herbert D. and Aletha (Boulden) Welte. The family moved to New Britain, CT in 1929. Keith graduated from Nathan Hale High School in 1946 and attended Central Connecticut College. In 1948 he moved to Moraine Township in Grand Forks County, where he farmed and resided for the rest of his life. At the time of his death Keith was the oldest farmer in Moraine Township. He married Helen Landman of Larimore in Crookston on May 1, 1952. Over the years Keith served on many local boards. He loved to spend time with family and friends, play cards, and read. In his later years, he enjoyed socializing at the casino. He was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church. Keith will always be remembered for his love of children, dogs, and cats.