Marshall County

Yvonne Marie Welch


McDougall-Welch Wedding Sunday
Couple Recently Out of Military Service.

Miss Yvonne Welch, daughter of Roy Welch of Marshalltown, Iowa, and James R. McDougall, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester McDougall of LeMars, were married on Sunday, June 9, at 11 o’clock in the morning in St. James rectory, LeMars.  Rev. Linus LaVelle officiated at the ceremony.

The bride, attired in a light blue suit with white accessories and a corsage of white roses, was attended by Miss Mabel McDougall, sister of the groom.  Mr. McDougall was attended by Clyde Keough.  Following the ceremony, a reception for the immediate bridal party was held at the home of the groom’s parents.

The bride is a graduate of St. Mary’s school in Marshalltown and was recently discharged from duty with the Naval Women’s Reserve. The groom, a graduate of LeMars high school, was recently discharged from service in the Naval Air Corps.

Following a trip to Clear Lake, the young couple will be at home in LeMars until this fall when Mr. McDougall plans to enter school at Yankton, S.D.

Source: LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, June 11, 1946


McDougall, Yvonne Marie (Welch) Age 93, of Minnetonka, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Jan. 6, 2015. Yvonne "Von" was born in Boone, Iowa Dec. 24, 1921 to LeRoy and Beatrice Welch. She graduated from St. Mary's Catholic High School in Marshalltown, IA where she was the first ever editor of the school newspaper. After high school, she went to Des Moines, IA to attend AIB College of Business. While in Des Moines, she met the love of her life, James R. "Jim" McDougall.

During WWII, Von joined the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) a division of the U.S. Navy, where she attained the rank of SKD 2nd Class Petty Officer. She served at Camp Elliot in San Diego, CA. In 1946, after the war, Von and Jim married and attended Yankton College in Yankton, SD and South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD on the GI Bill. Von majored in Journalism.

Source: Star-Tribune 2015 (photo included)