1949 Fred 2019

Fred Welke

February 2, 1949 — April 12, 2019

Fred Welke, 70, of Winona, MN died Friday, April 12, 2019 at his home. Fred was born February 2, 1949 in St. Paul, MN to Theophilus and Florence (Gruner) Welke. He attended the University of Minnesota and Regions Hospital School of Anesthesia. Fred married the love of his life, Cindy Selby, on September 7, 1974. The couple had two daughters, Emily and Paula. They settled in Winona and Fred went to work for many years at Winona Health. He was determined to leave this world a better place by volunteering for organizations such as Health Volunteers Oversees. He would gather unused medical supplies and store them in his basement to donate them to third world countries. Fred took 7 mission trips to these countries, six of which were in South America and one in Tanzania. He was a volunteer for Thrivent, active in Rotary, and is a Harris Fellow. Fred was an active member of Central Lutheran Church.
Fred was loyal to his friends; he was the glue that kept the group together as they continue the 35 year Lake Wasota Golf Tradition. Aside from golf, Fred was an avid Minnesota Sports fan while also enjoying biking, hiking, and spending time with his family.
Fred is survived by his loving wife, Cindy; daughter, Paula (Trevor) Lipinski; son-in-law, Keith Fifield; grandchildren, Madeline and Benjamin Fifield, Riley Lipinski; brother, Edward (Vicki) Welke. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Emily Fifield and his parents.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Central Lutheran Church with visitation 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 at Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview and one hour prior to the service at church. Memorial may be made out to Central Lutheran Church, Rotary Club of Winona, or the Lymphoma Leukemia Society.

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Visitation

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

4:00 - 7:00pm

Hoff Celebration of Life Center - Goodview

3480 Service Dr, Winona, MN 55987

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Starts at 11:00am

Central Lutheran Church

259 W Wabasha St, Winona, MN 55987

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