Larry was born in Gresham on November 20, 1941, the son of the late Elmer and Melinda (Williams) Welch. He is a graduate of Gresham High School. On December 7, 1974, Larry was united in marriage to June Meisel-Ward and they lived in Clintonville all their married life. He is a member of Old Stockbridge Presbyterian Church. Larry enjoyed training sled dogs and horses, as well as fishing and spending time with his family.
Larry is survived by: his wife, June; five children: Diana (Ken) Jensen, Carol (Rick) Luedtke, Linda (Bill) Teske, Thomas (Nancy) Ward and Susan Ward; six grandchildren: Danielle, Reggie, Spencer, Nicole, Robby and Tyler; two great-grandchildren, Harper and Ezrah. He is further survived by his siblings, Ralph (Dawn) Welch, Aleta Pingel and Jeanette Maas; brother-in-law, Dr. Robert (Lois) Meisel and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents as well as siblings, Eugene, Clyde and Delbert Welch and Emma Grosskopf.
Funeral services for Larry will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Old Stockbridge Presbyterian Church with Rev. Gordon Oliverre officiating. Burial will be in the Old Stockbridge Presbyterian Cemetery in the spring. Visitation will be held at the church on Wednesday after 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Swedberg Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements. www.swedbergfuneralhome.com