Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
Marcel R. Welling, 89, Bryant, Ind., died July 9, 2012, at his residence.
He was born Jan. 16, 1923, in Bryant, Ind., to Henry and Elizabeth Schaefer Welling. On June 24, 1950, he was married in Decatur, Ind., to Mary Ellen Lengerich, who survives.
Also surviving are six daughters, Marj (Larry) Sanders, Mentone, Ind., Cathy (Mike) Bettinger, Coldwater, Geri (Mark) Mestemaker, Coldwater, Judy (Roger) Wellman, Bryant, Joanne (Greg) Alig, St. Anthony, and Linda (Kevin) Wellman, Decatur; three sons, Bob (Rose) Welling and Dave (Colleen) Welling, all of Bryant, and Paul (Mary) Welling, St. Anthony; a sister, Clara (Dick) Friedrich, Fort Wayne, Ind.; 40 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a grandchild; three sisters, Sr. Alfrieda Welling, Mary Kemper and Adelaide Wilkinson; and a brother, Hilbert Welling.
He was a World War II veteran, serving with the U.S. Navy and was a retired dairy farmer. He was a member of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Bryant, and the St. Joseph Men's Sodality of the church, Knights of Columbus, Decatur, and the Bryant Senior Citizens.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. David Hoying officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and 9-9:45 a.m. Thursday at Brockman-Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery.
Graveside military honors will be conducted by the Fort Recovery American Legion.
Condolences can be offered at www.brockmanboeckmanfh.com.
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