David Kent Welch, 73, a resident of Pewaukee, Wisconsin, formerly of Thorton, Illinois, Bolingbrook, Illinois, Naperville, Illinois passed away on Monday, May 3, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. He was born October 6, 1947, in Chicago, IL preceded in death by his parents, William and Constance Welch, and his brother, Dale (the late Linda) Welch. He met the love of his life and married, Babs, (nee Kapoun) in June 1968. He was a loving father to Jennifer and a proud Papa to Courtney and Ally. He was adopted by many of Courtney and Ally’s friends as a second grandpa. Dear brother of Dwight Welch and Jill Welch. David will be missed by his brother-in-law, Robert (Marianne) Kapoun; sister-in-law, Deborah (Robert) Faillo; nieces, nephews, other family, and many friends.
David grew up in Thornton, IL, and was a 1965 graduate of Thornridge High School. David proudly served his country by following the family tradition of enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corp. He had a long sales career in the beverage industry making many friends.
David is best known as Papa to his grandchildren and all of their friends.
Memorial Gathering at Krause Funeral Home, 21600 West Capitol Drive, Brookfield, Wisconsin, on Saturday, May 15, 2021, from 11:00 AM – 1:45 PM. Celebration of Life Service at 2:00 PM.