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Kerry C. Welch

Kerry C. Welch, age 63, of Napoleon died late Saturday August 13, 2016 in his home following an extended illness. Prior to his illness he had worked as a Journeyman Electrician for IBEW Local 8.

Mr. Welch was born on July 14, 1953 in Washington, D.C. The son of the late Albert Edmund and Opal Mae (Green) Welch, Jr. On May 9, 1992 he married the former Linda Shelt and she survives. He is a veteran of the US Navy having served aboard the USS Nimitz. He loved playing drums in the Delta and Napoleon Community Bands.

Surviving besides his wife is daughter; Heather (Chris) Smart, son; Aaron Welch, grandchildren; Jordan and Mya Smart. Also surviving is mother Opal Mae Davis and sister Dawn (Jim) Wheeler and “special” girls; Jennifer “Blondie” Thatcher, Celia Cortez, Michelle Schoonover and Katelynn McGraw. Preceding him in death was his father, step-father and grandson, Jon.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday August 18, 2016 at the Grisier-Weigel Funeral Home in Delta. Friends may visit with the family from 2:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to; Delta Community Band, Kindred Hospice or the charity of the family's choice.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.deltafh.com.

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I am so sorry to hear about Kerry.I knew him from school.In this time of loss & sorrow my prayers are with you.

Bob Kovar Aug 18 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Prayers to Linda and family. Bob and Linda Rolfes

Bob and Linda Rolfes Aug 16 2016 12:00 AM

"Big Sis" and Family - Condolences to you all. We know it has been a long and bumpy road. Please know that you are, and have been, in our thoughts and prayers. Inspiration by Henri J. M. Nouwen: When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those, who instead of giving advice, solutions or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief or bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing, and face us with the reality of our powerlessness. That is a friend who cares.

Teresa &Tom Reiner Aug 16 2016 12:00 AM

My prayers are with you all as you go through this time of loss and sorrow. I was so glad Carry invited me to join the Delta Community Band a few years back. It was like old times when he and I used to play in the Delta High School Band. He was a pro on those drums, none better than Carry... God bless you all in the days ahead as you remember Carry and the blessing he was to you all.

Garry J. Cline Aug 16 2016 12:00 AM