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Jerome A. "Jerry" Welte Sr.

April 1, 1041 ~ January 25, 2016 (age 974)

   Jerome A. "Jerry" Welte Sr., 74, of Quincy, died at 2:24 p.m. Monday (January 25, 2016) in Blessing Hospital.

   Born April 1, 1941 in Quincy, Jerry was the son of Jacob and Alma Laird Welte.  He married Janelle "Jan" Currier on February 25, 1982 in Palmyra, Missouri.  She survives.

   Mr. Welte served his country in the U. S. Army from 1960-1963 and then in the Illinoiis National Guard.

   Jerry was a member of the Quincy American Legion Post No. 37.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching Nascar and racing boats in the Quincy Bay.  Jerry especially loved spending time with his family and his loyal Black Lab, Daisy.

   Jerry was employed at Celotex Corporation for 25 years until its closing and then worked for 10 years at Securitas Security until his retirement in 2015.

   Survivors include his wife, Jan; seven sons, Joseph Welte Sr. (Teresa) of Quincy, Jerome A. Welte Jr. (Sherri) of Quincy, James A. Welte (Mary) of Loraine, IL, Jay A. Welte (Rhonda) of Quincy, Johnny A. Welte (Linda) of Alton, IL, Nicky Stegall of La Porte, IN and Brian Buckendorf (Tasha) of Phoenix, AZ; four daughters, Julie Wright (Chuck) of Glen Carbon, IL, Jennifer Scott (Steve) of Canton, MO, Becky Moore (Dallis) of La Porte, IN and Sarah McGuire of Holland, MI; 30 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and one great great granddaughter.

   Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Sandy Welte.

   Graveside services with Military Honors by the Quincy American Legion Post No. 37 and the Illinois National Guard Funeral Detail will be held Friday morning at 11:00 in Greenmount Cemetery.

   Visitation will be Friday morning from 9:00 to 10:45 at the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.

   Memorials may be made to the Jerome A. Welte Sr. Memorial Fund.
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