“My condolences to Tim's family. I spent a great deal of my youth at the Welch home and found a great deal of happiness being included with the family. Take comfort in your memories. I am sending my love and hope for gentle healing.
“What a beautifully written tribute to an incredible person who will be missed so much by all that knew him. Our deepest sympathy to Melodie, Tim's children and all his family. Kelly Diehl & Family
“You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers, Melodie,
Rachael and Craig Jacques
“I am so very sorry to hear this. He was a father to many of us. My most sincere condolences to his whole family.
“A life well-lived.
“Melodie & family: We are saddened to hear of Tim's passing. Though we never met Tim, we always enjoyed seeing you with your Collie companion friends.
Tim's obituary portrays a dear man who will be greatly missed. As written, it is truly a loving & wonderful tribute
With deepest sympathy, Tom & Vickie
“My sympathies to Tims' family. I totally lost touch with Tim after high school and I am remembering the good times singing with Tim and Tom Gill. I'm glad to hear that he had started writing songs again. Mike House
“There are no words that can express the Andreasen family's sorrow at Tim's passing. Our deepest sympathy and love to the Welches. What memories we have of our years together with Norm and Betty, Tim, Tom and Mark, Amy, Becky, and Phoebe. A special family, indeed! You remain forever in our hearts.
“Family of TIMOTHY WELCH--
This is the best, the brightest, the most interesting, the most beautiful obituary I have ever read. What a fabulous tribute to who must have been a fabulous man!
Thank you so much.
Welch, Timothy Terrence son of Norman and Elizabeth (nee Racer) Welch, husband to Melodie Martin, was born on June thirtieth of the year 1948 in Rock Island, Illinois. Over the next sixty-five years he composed a life of varied experience and accomplishment, unified by grace and ease, undergirded...Read More