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Wes Welling passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at the age of 75. He will be remembered by his students, peers and friends for his dry humor, his commitment to helping and his sense of loyalty. Wes was born September 18, 1937 in Toledo, Ohio to Frank and Mary Lou (Shank) Welling. He attended Howe Military Academy in Indiana for grades 7 and 8 and left high school to join the U.S. Marine Corps where he served from 1955-1957. Wes later obtained his GED and started college at the University of New Mexico. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Ohio State University in 1967, a Master's degree from the University of Toledo in 1969 and his Specialist degree also from the University of Toledo in 1971. Wes stayed at the University of Toledo from 1971-1979 and taught in the Works Programs on Federal grants. He then moved to Flagler Beach, Florida where he taught at both Flagler Beach High School and Daytona Beach Junior College in Palm Coast until he retired in 1987. Wes was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his brother Gene and his son TR. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.lohmanfuneralhomes.com Arrangements are under the careful direction of Lohman Funeral Home Ormond.
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Mar. 31, 2013