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Mrs. Mary A. (Wenzel) Welch

April 18, 1945 ~ November 1, 2018 (age 73)

Mrs. Mary A. Welch, 73, of Galesburg, Illinois died 6:20 a.m. Thursday, November 1, 2018 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg.

She was born April 18, 1945 in Rushford, Minnesota to Clarence and Anna Heyer Wenzel.  She married James K. Welch January 8, 1966 in Hart, Minnesota.  He Survives.

Also surviving is a son, Brian Welch of Clinton, Illinois, a daughter, Nancy (and Dan) Collins of Deltona, Florida, a brother, Wayne (and Arlene) Wenzel of Mesa, Arizona and three grandchildren, Tayler Welch, Christopher Halsey and Rebecca Collins.  She is preceded in death by her parents. 

Mary graduated from Lewiston High School, Lewiston Minnesota in 1963.  She lived in Lewiston and Winona, Minnesota until she moved to Galesburg in 1968.  She worked in the food service for School District #205 for 25 years.  She retired in 2005.  She was a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Galesburg.  She was an avid bowler and was on a bowling league in Galesburg. 

Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, November 5, 2018 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Service Galesburg Chapel.  Pastor Steve Sommerer will officiate.  Visitation will be 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, November 4, 2018 at the chapel.  Cremation will follow the funeral service.  Private committal service will be in Hart Cemetery, Rushford, Minnesota.  Memorials may be made to Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Galesburg.  Online condolences may be made at  


Donations may be made to:

Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church
Galesburg IL 61401

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