Mary Jane Welch, 78, of Fort Atkinson passed away on Monday, October 28, 2019

Mary was born on November 8, 1941 to John and Mae (VanNostrand) Welch in Libertyville, Illinois. She was born and raised there and was a proud Bears fan. She will be remembered by her love for all creatures. She supported many animal charities, Native American charities, and wildlife causes. Mary enjoyed nature, the outdoors, animals, local history, and especially her grandkids.

Mary is survived by her children, John F. Wallace, Jane Anderson; grandchildren, Randy Poehler, Ian Anderson, Lars Wallace, Matt Wallace, Hailey Olsen, Melody Wallace; great-grandchildren, Lily Wallace, Jayden Hoops, JamieLynn Wallace, Skylar Wallace; brother, Michael Welch; nephew, Mikey Welch; and long-time friend, Joe Flores. She is preceded in death by her parents; son, Mark Wallace; brothers, Jim Welch and John Welch; nephews, Sam Welch and Joe Welch.

Visitation will take place on Monday, November 4, 2019 from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Nitardy Funeral Home, 1008 Madison Ave., Fort Atkinson, WI 53538. A private burial will take place at a later date.

A donation can be made in Mary’s honor to the Humane Society of Jefferson County or to World Wildlife Foundation.

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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