John P. Welch, 76, of Sahuarita, Ariz., left this world July 8, 2016.
He lived the first 46 years of his life in Minburn, Iowa, a place he always considered home.
He is survived by his son, John Welch of Grand Junction; his daughters, Candice Welch of Phoenix and Kathy Welch of Grand Junction; his stepson, Kalen Blaser of Indianola; and his grandchildren, Rachel Wells of Tucson, Rebecca Chumbley of Jefferson, Trinity Welch of Jefferson and Trevor Welch of Phoenix. John was born into a large family and is survived by four sisters and a brother.
He was preceded in death by his son, Glen Welch.
There will be a Celebration of Life at Meek Park in Minburn on Saturday, Aug. 13 at 2 p.m. No flowers are necessary. Food will be served.