Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Obituaries

May 25, 2012

Samuel Welker

Samuel Welker, 79, of Milford, died in his home Wednesday, May 23 at 2:51 p.m.

Sam was born on May 8, 1933 in Stanley Corners, Mich.  He was the seventh of eight children, and the last surviving child of Fred and Nancy (Stemen) Welker.

Sam is survived by his wife of 55 years, Carolyn Welker, their two children, Lorraine Chamberlin and Marty Welker, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Sam enjoyed gardening, swimming, tinkering on anything mechanical, being outdoors and spending time with his family, especially during Sunday dinners. And you could almost always find him whistling a tune while doing these various activities.

Sam served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean War.

Sam worked at Goshen Rubber Co. for more than 50 years.

Sam’s friends and neighbors will surely feel his loss, but none so much as his family! His family was his world and his reason for living. Sam had no greater joy than cradling a baby in his arms and singing her/him a lullaby to sleep. That is how we will always remember you, Sam, Dad, Grandpa, Great-grandpa! We will all miss you! Your girls will miss you!!

No service will be held, but if you would like to honor his memory, please make a donation in his name to the animal charity of your choice.

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