Mary Hagen Welcher, 70, of Apple Valley, MN, passed away peacefully from lung cancer on October 21, 2017.
Mary Hagen Welcher, 70, of Apple Valley, MN, passed away peacefully from lung cancer on October 21, 2017. Mary was born in Hillsboro, ND, on June 6, 1947, and graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1965. She attended Valley City State University and North Dakota State College in Wahpeton before marrying Michael Hagen of Devils Lake, ND, in 1968. She spent most of her career as a dental assistant providing care and comfort to her patients. After retiring from that field, she missed interacting with people so she put her talents to good use providing food samples at Sam’s Club and offering excellent service to her customers at All the Best and LaMotte’s gift stores. She was very warm and friendly and was known for finding a connection with almost everyone she met. She loved to entertain and often hosted parties and events for her friends and family. She married Albert Welcher of Philadelphia, PA, in 2016. She is preceded in death by her parents Lowell “Punky” and Violet Melsby and her first husband, Michael Hagen. She is survived by her loving husband Albert Welcher; children, Molly Davis and Mark (Leslie) Hagen; grandchildren, Shannon and Abby Hagen and Marin Davis; siblings, Ruth Erickson, May Melsby, and Ernest Melsby. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 11 at 11 a.m. at Eagle Heights Church, 1301 County Rd, 42 E,, Burnsville, MN 55306. White Funeral Home, Apple Valley 952-432-2001 www.whitefuneralhomes.com.