John William Welterlen, 91, of Edgewood, Iowa, passed away at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital on Saturday, June 6, 2015. He was born on January 8, 1924, the son of Arthur and Esther (Rosberg) Welterlen. John graduated from Edgewood High School.
John served honorably in the United States Navy from 1943 to 1946 as a US Navy Bombardier in the Caribbean (Guantanamo Bay) and the South Pacific (Saipan, Okinawa, China coast).
Upon his return from service he attended Iowa State College. It was there that John met Jane Nieman, and they were married June 1, 1947.