Norman “Bud” H. Wellmann


Norman “Bud” H. Wellmann

Sept. 15, 1927 – May 22, 2019

Norman H. “Bud” Wellmann was born Sept. 15, 1927, to Henry G. and Helena (Gloystein) Wellmann near Beaver Crossing. He was baptized Oct. 9, 1927, at St. John Lutheran Church in Cordova by the Rev. William Peterson. He was later confirmed by the Rev. Martin Juengel. Norman attended grade school at District 62 in Seward County. He enlisted in the United States Navy in January 1946. He did his boot camp training at San Diego, California, and served aboard the U.S.S. Jason A.R.H.-1 as an electrician. He was stationed in China, Japan and Guam before he was honorably discharged in December 1947. 

On Oct. 3, 1948, Norman was united in marriage to IvaLou Wiemer at St. John Lutheran Church in Waco by the Rev. G.H. Koslowske. They were blessed with three sons, Gordon, Glenn and Gale. Norman and IvaLou farmed their entire married life, which included 20 years of Grade “A” dairying. He retired in 1993 but was willing to drive a cab-tractor or truck anytime he was needed. He served on many boards at St. John Lutheran Church in Waco and held most offices at one time or another.

Norman passed away May 22, 2019, in Seward at the age of 91 years, 8 months and 7 days.

He is survived by his wife, IvaLou Wellmann of Waco; sons, Gordon Wellman of Waco and Gale (Judy) Wellmann of Waco; grandchildren, Shelley (Ryan) Scheele of Utica, Travis (Stephanie) Wellman of Williston, North Dakota, Bryon (Ashley) Wellman of Waco, Bradley Wellmann of York, Natalie (Tristan) Ibarra of Greenville, Texas, and Tina (Jeremy) Hogue of Waco; great-grandchildren, Dylan Scheele (fiancée, Mercedes Prochaska), Tiffany Scheele and Emma Hogue.

Norman was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Helena Wellmann; son, Glenn Wellmann; brothers, Paul Wellmann, Laurence Wellmann and Arlin Wellmann; and sisters, Hilda Finke and Nora Erks.

A remembrance book will be available for signing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at Volzke Funeral Home in Seward. A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1011 Road U, Waco, with the Rev. Matthew Mau officiating. A private inurnment will be in the St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery in Waco. Memorial contributions may be made to Orphan Grain Train, Mission Central or the donor’s choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at


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