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William C. Weldy
August 2, 1928 ~ September 18, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old
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William C. "Bill" Weldy passed away at 6:57 pm on September 18, 2023. He was born August 2, 1928 to Carey C. and Lillie (Sealscott) Weldy. Bill graduated from Hoaglin Jackson High School. On June 19, 1955 he was united in marriage to Pauline Doner at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, they lovingly shared over 68 years of marriage.
Bill was a farmer and retired breeder of registered Jersey cattle. The family had shown Jersey cattle at local, state and national shows. He was a former supervisor of the Van Wert County Soil and Water Conservation District, also served as Jackson Township Trustee for 11 years. He was a 50-year member of Wetzel Grange and former Master of Wetzel Grange and Van Wert County Pomona Grange; as well as being a member of the Farm Bureau.
Bill was a 68+ year member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church and had served on the church council.
In addition to his wife, Pauline, Bill is survived by sons Larry Weldy of Van Wert and Stan (Marcia) Weldy of Middle Point, as well as daughters Cindy (Todd)Thompson of Findlay, Ohio and Jenifer (Greg) Michael of Fremont, Ohio. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren, Tim (Lesli) Weldy, Ethan Weldy, Zach (Wynn) Thompson, Zoe (Alan) Gagnon, Chase Weldy, Cameron Weldy, Conner Weldy and Rachel Weldy, Austin Michael, Lillie Michael, and Madeline Michael; as well as two great-grandchildren, Theodore Weldy and Landon Weldy.
In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by a son Keith Weldy, and two sisters, Lillian Weldy and Mildred (Weldy) Morris.
The funeral service will be held at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 10:30 am with Pastor Will Haggis II officiating, with burial following at Woodand Cemetery in Van Wert. Those wishing to pay their respects to the family may do so at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church on Friday, September 22, 2023 from 3 pm to 7 pm as well as one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Preferred memorials may be directed to Thomas Edison Center or St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Bell Tower.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Brickner Funeral Home, 419 S. Washington Street, Van Wert, Ohio.