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John Welch

September 10, 1951 — March 8, 2017

Minonk - John R. Welch, 65, of Minonk, passed away at 6:10 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at his residence.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 13, 2017 at St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Minonk with Pastor Ed Sinclair officiating. Cremation rites have been accorded. Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Minonk is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association or a charity of the Donor's choice.

John was born in Pontiac, on September 10, 1951, a son to Robert and Carolyn (Ioerger) Welch.

Surviving are his children, Brian (Kimberly) Welch of Phoenix, AZ and Jae (Mike) Butler of Seattle, WA, Edward Stine, Benson; grandchildren, Kurtis Welch and Patrick Butler; significant other, Nancy Stine of Minonk; mother, Carolyn Welch of Minonk siblings, Jane (Rick) Tedrick of Clinton, Jerry (Shelly) Welch of Minonk, Jan (Sandy) Welch of Mahomet, Janet (Jerry) Pick of Pontiac, Jim (Diane) Welch of Dana; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Welch, and a brother, Joe Welch.

John was a member of the NRA and was in the drywall business, where he always appreciated his customers. His favorite pastime was farming and he was an avid train enthusiast. He had a great sense of humor and had an infectious laugh. He was a loving son, father, brother and friend and will be dearly missed.

Online condolences and memories of John may be left for his family at

Memorial Service

MAR 13. 11:00 AM (CDT)

St. Paul's United Church of Christ
Minonk, IL

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