Raymond Allan Welsch Sr., of Wentzville, MO, passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at the age of 69. Beloved husband of Patricia V. Welsch; Preceded in death by his father, late James Henry and mother, Dorothy Jane Welsch (nee Wittmond) and brother, William S. Welsch.
Devoted father of Shannon Welsch, Tina (Guy) Simon, Raymond A. Welsch Jr., Lacy (David) Cannella, and Ethan Baker; loving grandfather of Joseph Simon, Becca Simon, Jenna (Josh) French, Lukas Hinkle, Freya Cannella, Payton Cleek, and Wyatt Cleek-Baker; treasured great-grandfather of Tracen French and Hartlee French; dear brother of Bob (Paulette) Welsch, Bonnie (Neil) Harpster, Dave (Laurie) Welsch, Jerry (Chris) Welsch, Mary (Dave) Fairchild, and Nick Welsch. He was a beloved son-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin, and friend to many.
Ray proudly served in the United States Air Force. He was a member of NRA, American Legion, and retired member of Boiler Makers Union Local # 27. Ray was an avid gun collector. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially going camping. Ray enjoyed life and was dearly loved by his family. Ray will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Memorials may be made in Raymond's name to American Cancer Society.
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