Stephen E. Welke, 66, of Preston

Stephen Erwin Welke, 66, of Preston, died Monday, July 8, 2019, at Maple Leaf Services in Preston. 

He was born May 23, 1953, in Austin, to Lowell and Shirley (Thompson) Welke. 

He is survived by his father, Lowell Welke of Palmetto, Fla.; siblings, Kathy (Greg) Rathbun of Byron, Roger (Deann) Welke of Denver, N.C., and David (Carla) Welke of Sarasota, Fla.; four nephews and one niece.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley, and two infant brothers. 

A graveside service was held on Friday, July 12, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Cemetery in Spring Valley.

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