Cottage Grove

Bill Welt: Another local legend leaves a hole in our hearts

Editor’s Note: Dana Merryday wrote this tribute story through interviews with friends and family of the late William “Bill” Welt. 

COTTAGE GROVE – William “Bill” Welt was a worker. He liked to work hard, had a tremendous amount of pure grit, and really thrived when he had a lot of irons in the fire. He put in at least six days a week up until the day he came home last February, relaxed in his favorite chair, and drifted away peacefully, at age 84. 

Welt came . . .