Gary A. Welch, 56, of Peru, died surrounded by his family on October 24, 2019 in OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria after a battle with cancer.
A Celebration of Life will be 11:00 AM Saturday November 2, 2019 in the Hurst Funeral Home in La Salle with Rev. Thomas Otto officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until time of services on Saturday. Gary’s wishes were to please come dressed casually in blue jeans.
Gary was born in Peoria on October 7, 1963 to Gerald and Mildred (Mlaker) Welch. He married Bonnie Wasielewski on January 27, 1996. Gary worked at Redbud Ridge Custom Shop in Bartonville as a member of the Carpenters Local Union #195.
He loved his work and helping people. He enjoyed riding his Harley and racing his Jeep.
Gary is survived by two daughters, Jacey (Chris) Etscheid of Seatonville and Terri Welch of Peru; one granddaughter Maya Grace Etscheid; his father Gerald (Marian) Welch of Peru; one sister Bonnie Morris of La Salle and a special friend Michelle Floyd.
He was preceded in death by his mother Mildred Welch and his best friend Danny Gapinski.
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