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1938 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
SOUTH ELGIN - David Donald Welch, 76 of South Elgin, passed away Sunday, August 24th, 2014. He died at home after a valiant fight with cancer surrounded by his loving family and friends. David was born May 18, 1938 in Greene County, Arkansas, the son of Elmer & Thelma Welch. David was an avid entrepreneur and businessman as he founded Welch Bros., Inc., Welch Steel Products, Inc., and Welch Brothers Belvidere, Inc. among other ventures. He had no fear of hard work or the challenges he faced in business. He is survived by four sons Bradley D. (Sandy), Jeffrey P. (Denise), Mark and Scott M. (Karrie) Welch, 9 grandchildren; a brother Paul (Beverly) Welch of Murray, Kentucky, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Ellen M. Welch and a brother John Welch. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Welch Brothers, Inc., 1050 St. Charles St., Elgin. Burial will follow in Lakewood Memorial Park. Visitation will be held on Friday from 1:00 until 9:00 PM at Welch Brothers, Inc. and on Saturday morning from 9:00 AM until the time of services. Memorials may be given to the www.cancer.org. Laird Funeral Home, Elgin is in charge of arrangements. For information 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from Aug. 26 to Aug. 28, 2014
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