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John L. Welch

March 7, 1921 - December 13, 2010
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John L. "Johnny" Welch of Northbrook Visitation for John L. "Johnny" Welch, 89, will be from 3 p.m. until the time of the services at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, at The Orchard Evangelical Free Church, 1330 N. Douglas Ave., Arlington Heights. Interment will be private. Born March 7, 1921, in Grayson County, Texas, he died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at his residence in Northbrook, surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of the late Jeanette (nee Swierenga) and the late Helen Carlstone Welch; loving father of Connie L. (Duane) Schambach, George L. (Bonnie) Welch, John H. (Kathy) Welch, James R. (the late Andrea)...
John L. "Johnny" Welch of Northbrook Visitation for John L. "Johnny" Welch, 89, will be from 3 p.m. until the time of the services at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, at The Orchard Evangelical Free Church, 1330 N. Douglas Ave., Arlington Heights. Interment will be private. Born March 7, 1921, in Grayson County, Texas, he died Monday, Dec. 13, 2010, at his residence in Northbrook, surrounded by his family. He was the beloved husband of the late Jeanette (nee Swierenga) and the late Helen Carlstone Welch; loving father of Connie L. (Duane) Schambach, George L. (Bonnie) Welch, John H. (Kathy) Welch, James R. (the late Andrea) Welch, Edward (Nita) Carlstone and Dean (Linda) Carlstone; cherished grandfather of Jeanne (Rev. Jonathan) Nielson, John (Holly) Schambach, Joshua (Sarah) Schambach, Jeremy Schambach, USMC Major Sean (Lucie) Welch, Ian Welch, Amy Welch, Jonathan (Nicole) Welch, Timothy Welch, Amanda (Michael) Schad, Jennie (Mark) Litwin, Heather Welch, Elizabeth (Brian) Arendt, Erik (Esther) Carlstone, Anna Carlstone, Jeffrey Carlstone, Jamie Carlstone and Chad Carlstone; great-grandfather of Adelyn, Jacquelyn, Jackson, Grace, Abigail, Meaghan, Mallorie, Averie, Johnny, Noah, Ruthie, Callie, Brooke and three more expected in 2011; and dear brother of Robert (Margaret) Welch, Mary Settle, Jean Bullock, and the late Mae Harris, Ann Watson, Albert Welch and William Welch. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Moody Church Reaching Toward Tomorrow Fund, 1609 N. LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60614.

"My friend, John, will be missed, here on Earth. Memories of much laughter, and funny conversations, over the past 56 years, will continue to make me smile...." Marjorie De Witt (Lyle) Bryant

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