Andrea S. Welter

Obituary for Andrea S. Welter

August 9, 1973 - May 31, 2020
Dekalb, Illinois | Age 46

Obituary

Life's celebrations are to always to be celebrated. 18 years ago, my mother celebrated my birth. Celebrations are to be cherished and to be looked back on. I know I was my mother's biggest accomplishment and that is something to celebrate. I was also her number one supporter in everything she did. Even in times of sorrow and sadness, you just have to look onward. That does not mean look past all the bad in life. The bad is what makes you stronger and more mature for your next life struggle.

Unfortunately on May 31, 2020, not only did we have the Coronavirus pandemic, or the riots that started from a racism movement, we lost a beloved mother, daughter, sister and friend to whom is forever known as Andrea Welter. Andrea was born in Sterling, IL and has an older sister, Jeannette Welter-Fichtel, of Yorkville. Andrea started her childhood alongside her sister, always looking up to her and being there when needed most.

The Welter family lived in Aurora where both girls completed their education at West Aurora High School. Andrea went on to be a massage therapist and CNA. Andrea always dreamed of being a CNA to fulfill her acts of kindness throughout her life. Andrea loved being with her family and friends. When around them, she felt complete. Her best friend was her son. She loved his company and felt as if she could set herself free by talking with him. She also loved helping loved ones when she could. She liked to work to help keep life struggles from interfering with the tasks that she encountered. She always fought her battles and overcame her fears to face her battles face to face.

She is survived by her loving and caring parents, Ken and Bonnie Welter, of Sheridan. She is survived by her son's father, Frank Starble, of Montgomery. She also stayed alongside her boyfriend of four years, Earl Ashton, of DeKalb. She leaves several friends and family to mourn for her.

All will remember that Andrea was a young, gorgeous woman with a unique perspective of others and the paths that they may have crossed on their journey. Everyone has a journey that they try conquering. My mother's journey took her through the highs and lows of drug addiction. Not all journeys are conquered, however, people put up a strong fight. Her life choices have taught me about love, forgiveness and acceptance and that you can only change yourself, not others.

There will be a Celebration of Life planned for Andrea's upcoming birthday, August 9th, 2020.

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