Carl William Welch (81) of Edgewood

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Published on March 8 2014 1:05 pm

Carl William Welch, 81 of Edgewood, IL. passed away at 10:40 a. m. on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Lakeland Nursing Home in Effingham, IL.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a. m. Tuesday, March 6, 2014 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in St. Peter, IL. with a one hour viewing prior to service. Reverend William Emrich will be officiating. The burial will be at Bailey Memorial Cemetery following the service. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p. m. on Monday, March 10, 2014 at Pagel Funeral Homes in Edgewood, IL. Memorials may be made to the St. Peter Lutheran Church or Donor's Choice.

He was born on June 20, 1932 in Edgewood, Illinois, the son of Lee and Bertha (Fender) Welch. Carl married Orlena Morenz on August 9, 1950 in Urbana, Illinois. Lester retired from the University Of Illinois in Urbana, IL.  He was a member of the Edgewood American Legion post #1168 and Tow Low Camping Club. He enjoyed hunting, NASCAR racing, and being with his family and friends.

He is survived by his daughters Patricia Dreyspring (husband Larry) of Brownsburg, IN., Arlene Goble (husband Mark) of Danville, IL.; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Orlena Welch; son, Gary Welch; sister, Martha Weeks.