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Terrance Kevin Welch

July 2, 2020 | 15 comments

Terrance Kevin Welch,age 62, passed peacefully away at home Sunday, June 28, 2020.
He was born July 30, 1957 to Donald and Mercedes Welch in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Terry graduated in 1975 from Aquinas High School , where he also achieved the Scouting rank of Eagle. He later attended Western Technical Institute and became certified in welding.
After several years working atRiver Steel in La Crosse, Terry began employment at English Lutheran Church in La Crosse. During his 32 year career as custodian at English Lutheran Church, Terry also garnered an extended family that included everyone who worked at, or provided services for the Church.
Terry also cared for many lawns and snowy sidewalks over the years with his independent yard care service work.
When not working or taking care of his home, Terry was active in one of his many other pursuits, including league bowling (700 series member), golfing, woodworking, and going to watch local sports teams of every type, especially stock car racing, basketball, and baseball.
Terry is survived by his mother, Mercedes Welch; his sisters, Kathleen West and Barbara Mason; his brother, Donald M (Connie) Welch; two nephews, Brandon Welch and Eric Welch; and a great niece, Presley Welch.
He is preceded in death by his father, Donald C Welch and a brother, Timothy Welch.
Services to be scheduled when Covid19 restrictions allow.



  1. Eber & Shirley

    We miss Terry already–so helpful to us–cutting our grass –always willing to help in other ways–So Sorry for your sudden loss–You have our utmost sympathy–Eber & Shirley Chapman

  2. Sharon Johnson

    Sorry to hear about Terry. He was a Great Guy. Knew him from the La Crosse Fair Ground Speedway where you could find him on Saturday nights. He loved Racing. He would do any thing for a person. RIP Terry. You will be missed. God Bless

    • Susan Norby Neberman

      I’m so sorry and very sad to hear about Terry. He was always smiling and had a giving heart. I’m so sorry for your great loss. He will be greatly missed.

      • Michael Betz

        Terry, I’ll miss you buddy. The love and kindness you showed towards others will be sorely missed!

    • Mike Stellick

      My condolences to the Welch Family. RIP To my good friend Terry. U were an awsome person to be with. U r going to be missed. U will allways be in our hearts.

  3. Mike Konzen

    I could not believe it when I read this, Terry was my longest friend in life. We started in pre-school and went all through high school and remained friends still. I miss you my friend!

  4. Richard A. Fink

    I knew Terry back when I was a member of English Lutheran Church. A fine fellow; always a smile, always willing to help. It’s hard to imagine English without him – he was just part of it. You have my sincere sympathy.

  5. Terry Willer

    So sorry to hear about Terry. We both went thru grade school and high school spent many years bowling together and a few state trips as well. Terry will be missed.

  6. Elizabeth Nutter

    Wonderful man with unlimited patience when he tried to help all of us in Senior Exercise Classes. Sorry to hear of his death.

  7. Beth Banashak

    So sorry for your sudden and untimely loss. May your fond memories of your family times together help console you in your grief. You’re in our thoughts and prayers. Beth and Mike Banashak

  8. Chrisanne M McGraw

    Dear Kathy and family, Please accept my condolences for your loss of your brother. I feel for your mom, losing two sons….this is a hard and painful thing for any mom, and for siblings to lose each other is like losing a bit of childhood and family memory. I never knew your little brothers, but I remember them as the cutest things when they were just little tykes. Again, Kathy, my condolences to you, and may his memory be a blessing to all of you.

  9. Eva Marie Restel

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the whole family as you each process this difficult time. Terry was delightful to work with at church. He always gave me a little laugh when I came up with new ideas on how to rearrange a room for a class. He was more than willing and we had a good time getting things just right for people. He brought smiles and friendship to everyone at church. He will be missed by hundreds of people. May God wrap your hearts in a blanket of love to ease the pain of loss.

  10. Thomas Heilman

    Hey Terry, rest in peace my friend. A fun teammate to have on the bowling team, took good-natured teasing well, and even if complaining about his scores, had a smile on his face especially if a whiskey-sour and his “Baron chips” were waiting for him after his turn. He always looked forward to our group hugs when one was suggested. Not. We’ll miss you, Ivan.

    • Don Welch

      Thank you for your kind words Ivan. This has been quite a shock. We will be doing a virtual funeral that can be live streamed from the English Luthern website on Thursday July 30 at 11:am. Thank you for your friendship with Terry.

  11. Chris Dreves

    So sad to hear about the passing of Terry. I am a member of ELC and enjoyed visiting with him. I will miss seeing him at the UWL football and basketball games. God Bless and prayers to you.


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