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In Memory of

Ted Welch

January 19, 1948 - October 11, 2016

Obituary


Dr. Ted Welch, 68, of Slater, IA, went to be with His Lord and Savior on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Ankeny Funeral Home (1510 W. First St. Ankeny, IA 50023). Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 14, 2016 at Faith Baptist Church in Cambridge, Iowa (401 2nd St, Cambridge, IA 50046) with Pastors Chad Welch and Jacob Saylor presiding. A luncheon will follow. The graveside service will take place at 3:00 p.m., at Eaton Cemetery in Unionville, IA....

Dr. Ted Welch, 68, of Slater, IA, went to be with His Lord and Savior on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Ankeny Funeral Home (1510 W. First St. Ankeny, IA 50023). Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 14, 2016 at Faith Baptist Church in Cambridge, Iowa (401 2nd St, Cambridge, IA 50046) with Pastors Chad Welch and Jacob Saylor presiding. A luncheon will follow. The graveside service will take place at 3:00 p.m., at Eaton Cemetery in Unionville, IA.

Teddy Joe Welch was born on January 19, 1948 to Richard and Clara Welch of Waterloo, IA. Ted is survived by his brother Michael Welch of Waterloo.
Ted met his wife Debra Walker while attending Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, IA. They were married on July 31, 1970. His family legacy includes his daughter Sharon, her spouse Ken Crider and their children-Michaela and Troy. He has five sons. Jason married Heather Gobeli . Their children are Jasmine, Victoria, Cruz, Pablo and Lucile. Chad married Michal Mathis. Kylee, Codi, Kelsy and Cadi are their girls. Sean married Nicole Miller. Their offspring are Olivia, Emelyn and Miles. David married Skye Wakefield and Titus married Stacy Seelinger. Ty and Stacy are Greyson and Quinn's parents, with one on the way. Ted and Debra lost their daughter Whitney Dawn in 1983 due to health complications.

Ted's passion in life was his relationship with God. He would heed the call to tell others the good news by heading to Ghana, West Africa in 1974. He served there faithfully for 6½ years and then returned to the U.S. where he pastored churches in Dubuque and Osceola, IA and Neosho, MO . While serving in Osceola, Pastor Welch felt called to mission work again. He obtained his doctorate from Clarke Summit University and moved to Odessa, Ukraine with Deb to serve in a Bible Institute there. In 2013, he returned home and discovered that he had cancer, with which he eventually lost his battle.

Ted was a willing giver, a great helper, a fantastic encourager and set a good example to those around him. He is and will continue to be greatly missed.