Martin “Marty” J. Welch, 62, of Earlville, IL passed away Monday, November 30, 2020 at his home in Earlville, IL. He was born on November 10, 1958 in Ottawa, IL the son of Samuel and Ada Mae (Hoffman) Welch. He married Julia M. Repplinger in August of 1983 in Ottawa, IL. He loved fishing, camping, gardening, the outdoors, animals, and music. Most of all he loved spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife Julia M. Welch of Earlville, IL; mother Ada Mae Welch of Homosassa, FL; children Jenifer (Scott) Sterchi of Serena, IL and stepson Brandon (Erica) Brooks of Justin, TX; 5 grandchildren Gabrielle, Madilyn, Olivia, Emma, and Brett; brothers Michael (Joan) Welch of Ooltewah, TN and Mark (Vivi) Welch of Yorkville, IL; sister Michelle (Kevin) Cavanaugh of Ottawa, IL; several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his father Samuel Welch.
Cremation rites were entrusted by Turner-Eighner Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Welch family. For more information, or to sign the online guest book, please go to www.EighnerFuneralHomes.com