Jesse Alan Welch, 41, was born March 16, 1980 in Tomahawk, WI to Henry and (the late) Barbara (nee Bohman) Welch.
Jesse grew up with his older sister Melissa and his younger sister Tanya participating in 4H, fixing cars with their dad, and attending the annual EAA conventions. Jesse attended UW Oshkosh where he would eventually meet his future wife, Sarah. He graduated from Appleton Technical College in 2005 with a degree in mechanical design and was blessed to have his entire career spent at Greenheck Fan Corporation with a great group of colleagues, many of whom also became great friends.
Jesse married the love of his life, Sarah (nee Kufahl), on July 16, 2005 in Wausau, WI. He was most proud of and very devoted to his children, Wyatt (“Little Man”) and Emma (“Little Princess”). Beyond taking care of his house and his family, Jesse enjoyed skeet shooting with Wyatt, working on outside projects with Emma, and he was a talented handyman and an RC enthusiast. Jesse was also known for his willingness to help others and he would truly shine helping others during times of crisis.
Jesse’s faith was apparent to others and it was evident that it was the cornerstone of his life and influenced how he made decisions. It was important to him that this faith be instilled in his children and it was a daily part of their family life. He served as an usher at Highland Community Church where he thoroughly enjoyed the contemporary music and the fellowship with his church family.
Jesse unexpectedly died in his sleep and was called home to the Lord on November 27, 2021.
He was preceded in death by his mother Barbara; sister Tanya; and his grandparents, whom he now rests alongside in heavenly peace. He will be dearly missed by family, friends, and colleagues.
Jesse is survived by his wife Sarah; children, Wyatt and Emma; father, Henry Welch of Wausau; sister, Melissa Callahan (Christopher) of Merrill, WI; in-laws, Scott and Debra Kufahl of Wausau, WI; sister-in-law Jamie (Eric) Everts of Saukville, WI; Sarah’s grandparents, Joyce Utecht and Pete and Margaret Peterson all of Wausau, WI and several aunts and uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A small private funeral will be held for the family and a public visitation will be offered on Sunday, December 5, 2021 from 4:30-7:30pm at Highland Community Church – Weston, 6615 County Road J, Weston WI, 54476. Helke Funeral Home is assisting the family. www.Helke.com
In lieu of flowers and in honor of Jesse’s legacy, please direct all donations to the family or to the Brokaw Credit Union for the children’s college fund.
Jesse's family is requesting that everyone wear a mask while in the church at all times. Thank you