Phillip Welling


Birth: April 16th, 1925
Death: February 4th, 2013
Age: 87 years
Residence:Midland
Previous Residence(s):Merrill
Survived By: Surviving besides his wife Jane, is his daughter, Ruth Ann Kennedy and her husband David, of Beaverton, formerly of Merrill; two granddaughters, Michelle Kraut of Bay City; and Cindy Bartholomew and her husband Robert of Brighton; four great- grandchildren, Paige, Hunter, Bowen and Sophia. Also surviving are his three sisters, Mary Fisher and Catherine Ferguson, both of Florida; and Lillian Keinath of Arizona and his sister-in-law Onalle Welling of Saginaw. In addition to his parents, Mr. Welling was predeceased by two brothers, Neil and Frank Welling and two sisters, Beatrice Bury and Harriet Balgavy.
Affiliations: Dow Chemical Company, First United Methodist Church in Midland

Phillip Welling, 87, of Midland, formerly of Merrill, died Monday evening, February 4, 2013 at Brittany Manor. He was born April 16, 1925 in Wheeler, son of the late Clarence and Glennie (White) Welling and attended schools in Wheeler.

 

On June 29, 1946 he married the former Jane Stollsteimer in Merrill. She survives him. Mr. Welling was employed as a Supervisor at the Dow Chemical Co. in Midland for many years before his retirement. After his retirement he and his wife wintered in New Port Richey, Florida for many years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Midland and enjoyed gardening and fixing things. His special passion in his later years was being “Grandpa” to his granddaughters and great-grandchildren. 

 



Surviving besides his wife Jane, is his daughter, Ruth Ann Kennedy and her husband David, of Beaverton, formerly of Merrill; two granddaughters, Michelle Kraut of Bay City; and Cindy Bartholomew and her husband Robert of Brighton; four great- grandchildren, Paige, Hunter, Bowen and Sophia. Also surviving are his three sisters, Mary Fisher and Catherine Ferguson, both of Florida; and Lillian Keinath of Arizona and his sister-in-law Onalle Welling of Saginaw. In addition to his parents, Mr. Welling was predeceased by two brothers, Neil and Frank Welling and two sisters, Beatrice Bury and Harriet Balgavy. 

 


Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, February 8, 2013 from the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Chapel, 1200 W. Wheeler St. Midland. Rev. Dr. Charles Keyworth will officiate with committal services at 2 p.m. in the Ridgelawn Cemetery in Breckenridge. Mr. Welling’s family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. and on Friday from 10a.m. until services. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the First United Methodist Church or Heartland Hospice.

 



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