Details for John "Jack" Welsh, Jr.
December 20, 1933 - February 19, 2018
Janesville, WI -- John “Jack” L. Welsh Jr., age 84, passed away on Monday, February 19, 2018, at St. Mary’s Hospital Janesville. He was born in Benton, WI on December 20, 1933, the son of John L. and Gertrude (Banfield) Welsh. He served in the U.S. Army from 1956-1958. Jack married Gretchen M. Gray on April 25, 1959, and she preceded him in death on April 22, 2010. He retired from General Motors after 39 years, and was a member of the Stateline Toy Collectors Club. He enjoyed watching Wisconsin sports, spending time with his family, and especially visits from his grandchildren.
Jack is survived by his son, Timothy (Mary) Welsh of Plainfield, IL; daughter, Hollie (Thomas) Marshall of Janesville; son, Todd (Sheila) Welsh of Janesville; seven grandchildren: Bret, Sydney, Patrick, Jacob (girlfriend, Jaimee Miller), Benjamin (Alexis), Cameron, and Elise; sister, Phyllis Dixon of Cuba City; brother, James “Ed” (Mariann) Welsh of Janesville; two sisters, Patricia Hamm of Janesville and Elaine (Larry) Walsh of Mauston; and many other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brother, Robert Welsh; sister, Wanda Kirk; brothers-in-law: Dean Dixon, Clifford Kirk, and Harold Hamm.
A Memorial Gathering will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY. Inurnment will be in Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery at a later date. For online obituary and registry: www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com
The family wishes to thank the staff at St. Mary’s Hospital ICU, especially Mary Jane Higgs, for the wonderful care of their father.