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Kim Robert Welch

September 24, 1954 ~ March 16, 2018 (age 63)
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Funeral services for Kim Robert Welch, 63, will be 11:00 AM, Friday, March 23rd at Zion Lutheran Church, 508 Mentor Avenue in Painesville.  Family and friends will be received 2:00-4:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM, Thursday, March 22nd at Spear Mulqueeny Funeral Home, 667 Mentor Avenue, Painesville, Ohio.

Mr. Welch was born September 24, 1954 in Melrose Park, Illinois.  He entered his eternal rest March 16, 2018 at Hillcrest Hospital.

Kim was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Painesville and sang in the choir.  He served in the Armed Forces of the U. S. Army and was a 14-year veteran of the Army’s 1/327th Inf Bn 101st ABN Div., stationed out of Fort Campbell, KY.  He was employed by the Chrysler Corp. as an assembler.

He belonged to the OHSSA Umpires Association and umpired baseball in the northeastern areas of Ohio.  Kim loved his Chicago Cubs and Blackhawks and took great pride in the Cubs’ World Series victory in 2016. He also loved to watch NASCAR.  As evidence of the love for that sport, you would never see Kim without his number 48, Jimmie Johnson hat.

Kim is survived by his wife, Linda Randa Welch; sons Tony (Brandy) Welch of Midland, Georgia, Bradley Welch of  Smiths Station, Alabama, and Jason Welch of Port Huron, Michigan; daughter Lee-Ann (Ben) Condeelis  of Port Huron, Michigan; brothers, Kraig (Kimberly) and Kevin Welch; sisters, Kristine (Edward) Lisikiewicz, Karen Brown, Karla Peck and Kolleen (Robert) Smith; grandchildren, Preston and Tinsley Welch, Bronson and Kalvin Condeelis; fourteen nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn R. and Ruth H. (Schwass) Welch, and sister Kathleen Taggart.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kim’s memory to Zion Lutheran Church, 508 Mentor Avenue, Painesville, Ohio 44077 or to the American Cancer Society, 10501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106.

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