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William R. Welch


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The Rev. William R. Welch, 97, of Clarendon Hills, died Jan. 30, 2020.

Rev. Welch was the pastor of prayer care and visitation at Christ Church of Oak Brook for more than 20 years. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II, earning five Bronze Service Stars for his bravery in eight battles. Rev. Welch will be remembered fondly by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris E. Welch, née Hindale; and his son, William R. Welch Jr.

He is survived by his son, Steven R. Welch; his grandchildren, Vanessa, Felicia, Joseph, Stephanie and Kelly; his great-grandchildren, Victoria, Angelica, Dylan, and Makayla; his “adopted” children, o David and Robin Lacine, Ann Elliott and Susan Dufour.

A memorial service is set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 14, at Christ Church of Oak Brook, 501 Oak Brook Road. Interment will be private at Bronswood Cemetery in Oak Brook.

Sullivan Funeral Home in Hinsdale handled the arrangements.


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