Lacon-Charles R. Welch, 73, of Antioch, formerly of Lacon, IL died at 3:30 pm on Monday, October 27, 2014 at Advocate Condell Hospital in Libertyville, IL.
He was born in Peoria on March 16, 1941 a son of the late Charles Edward and Edith Brown Welch. He married Lynn D. Lundstrom in 1977 in Chicago. She survives.
Also surviving are his children, Michael (Kim) Welch, VA; Erica (Randy) Pratt, Hennepin, IL; Carey (Nick) Fells, FL; Mark (Amy) Montgomery, Chicago; Jeremy Welch, Kenosha, WI; Molly Welch, Antioch; and eleven grandchildren, Andrew, Alex and Colin Fells; Amber, Christopher, Stephanie, and Tyler Welch; Hunter and Dalton Pratt; Katherine Kohnhorst; and Lewis Montgomery.
Charles retired from Caterpillar, Inc. as a heavy machine operator after 33 years there.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lacon. Father Tom Mizeur will officiate. Visitation will be on Friday evening from 4-6 pm at the Lenz Memorial Home. Burial will be in Immaculate Conception Cemetery following services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family at PO Box 261 Hennepin, IL 61327. Online condolences may be directed to his family at www.lenzmemorialhome.com.
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Lacon, IL 61540
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