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In Loving Memory

Welker, Matthew J.

Welker, Matthew J. 37 years of age, on Sunday, October 1, 2023. Most beloved son of Jeffrey and Theresa (nee Wilson) Welker; loving brother of Ryan (Jessica Schenk) Welker; he leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by grandparents Jim and Carol Wilson, and Walter and Helen Welker.

Matthew, we will always love you. May you finally be at peace.

If desired, donations in his memory to St.  Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Remembrances of life will be held at a later date. A Kutis South County Chapel Service.


32 thoughts on “Welker, Matthew J.”

  1. Terri, Jeff, and Ryan,

    Patti and I and the Sebben family offer all of you our most sincere condolences and our deepest sympathy for the passing of Matt. We will keep Matt and your family in our prayers. May God grant Matt eternal rest and let His perpetual light shine upon him.

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this hard time for you Jeff, Terry, Ryan and Jessica. God Bless you and be with you always.
    John & Kathy

  3. Dear Terry and Jeff, Chuck, Geoffrey and I are so sorry to hear this. We are grieving with you . Matt was the sweetest, kindest friend to Geoffrey at St Simon’s. Chuck and I will always have nothing but loving memories of Matt. I hope, in time, your own memories will ease your pain. We will keep you in our prayers. Chuck, Linda and Geoffrey.

  4. Jeff, Terry and Family,
    Dave and I send our deepest condolences to you and your family. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find strength and peace through Christ.
    Dave and Kathy

  5. Terry and Jeff-
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. May Matt be at peace and may some of your happy memories give you condolence and peace.
    Diane Mantovani and family

  6. Terri, Jeff and Ryan,

    Kathy and I are so sorry for your loss. We can only imagine how difficult this is for you and your family. Please know that our family is thinking of you and praying for you.. Always hold close to your heart all your special precious memories of Matt.

    Tony, Kathy Forcelledo and Family

  7. Jeff, Terri, Ryan,

    We are so sorry to hear the news of Matt. Sending our sincere condolences with our thoughts and prayers to your family. May God watch over Matt and all of you. Keeping you in our hearts.

    Jim & Peggy Stout

  8. Terry, Jeff and family,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. We know you will hold Matt close and he will always be treasured and loved. God bless Matt and your entire family.

  9. Terry and Jeff, our hearts are broken for you and your family. Please know that we are praying for all of your family and asking God to give you peace and comfort at this most difficult time.

    Most Sincerely,
    Bob and Pat Lotich

  10. Terry, Jeff and family,
    Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your Matt. May he rest in peace in the arms of God and His angels. Our prayers are with you as you travel this very difficult journey….sending many hugs and love to all.
    Glenn & Lynn

  11. Roy and I send you our prayers and condolences. May God’s grace give you and your family strength during this time. God bless you all.

  12. Teri, Jeff and Ryan.
    We were so very sorry to hear about Matt. The entire Basler family offer our sincere condolences . Many prayers for your family. God bless.
    Very sincerely,
    George , Trish and the Basler Family

  13. Dear Terri and Jeff,

    The Willick family sends our condolences to you and your family. Please know we are storming the heavens on your behalf. God’s peace during this most difficult time.

  14. Terri, Jeff and Ryan
    We are so very sorry about Matt’s death. We can’t imagine the kind of pain you must be in. Meredith, Tom and I want you to know that we’re praying for you all.
    The Drennan Family

  15. Terri, Jeff and Ryan,

    We don’t have words to fully express just how sorry we are to hear about Matthew. Can’t begin to imagine what you’re going through but please know we’re here for all of you.
    Sending healing prayers & comforting hugs.🙏

  16. Matt has been a true friend to our family for over a decade. We will cherish our memories of Matt rooting on the Blues (especially during the 2019 Championship season), competing at pinball, laughing & chatting at our Wednesday night BBQs, and especially cooking his delicious feasts for our annual Friendsgiving. It was apparent that Matt was at his happiest when he was whipping up a tasty meal to be shared with his friends. Whether he was shipping in alligator to cook for a backyard crawfish boil or bringing us meals after our daughter was born, it was clear that cooking was how Matt showed love. We were lucky to call Matt our friend and we will miss him greatly. We send our heartfelt condolences to his parents, brother, & family.

  17. I am so sorry to hear this. Matt was always so kind throughout grade school. Sending Prayers during this difficult time.

  18. Jeff & Terri,

    Our family was so sadden to hear about Matt. We are praying that you find peace and comfort after the loss of your son. Please know that we are all here to support you.

    Ann and Carrol Joiner Family

  19. Jeff, Terry & Ryan,
    You have our deepest sympathy on the loss of
    Matthew. We are so sorry to hear. He was a smart, polite young man. Hold his memories close to your hearts. We pray that God gives you strength to go thru this journey. Lots of hugs to all of you.

  20. Terry, Jeff and Ryan and family,

    We are am so sorry for the loss of Matthew.
    You have our hearts, and mostly our prayers.
    May you feel God’s love and peace.

    Love always,

    Ruth and Gary Agne

  21. Terri, Jeff, and Ryan
    Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time,
    our deepest sympathy to you and your family. My God give you the strength and you will always be in our daily prayers.

  22. Dear Jeff, Terri and Ryan,

    We were so saddened to hear of Mathew’s passing. Our deepest Condolences and Love from the Clegg family and we have been praying for you all.
    Matthew was the sweetest young man kind and respectful. We have a lot of fond memories of Matt.
    We Love you all
    Chris, Shelley and the entire Clegg family

  23. Dear Terri, Jeff, Ryan & Family,
    Sending my deepest sympathy and prayers to all of you over this devastating loss. Please know that you will be in my thoughts, and pray that God will hold you always in the palm of His hand.

  24. Deeply saddened to hear about Matt. We offer our sincere condolences to all of Matt’s family and friends. Welker and I met at work and he brought me in his vintage copy of the Sirens of Titan quickly after that first meeting, seemingly annoyed I had never read it. I was told I could keep it as long as I wanted under two conditions 1) I had to read it 2) I couldn’t lose it. I managed to keep the promise, returned it a week later, and now own everything he ever wrote. Quickly went from hanging out after work, to Matt spending some nights on our couch in our old tiny house. I was worried he would be annoyed when we asked him to be in our wedding. Matt seemed touched and was the best reluctant groomsman ever. Over the years we camped, watched a lot of hockey, and spent many nights just talking. The most genuine person I’ve ever known and although he liked to tease me about anything and everything Matt had a true heart of gold. He was really there for me when my dad passed and Matt even got to catch a couple games with him over the years. My father held Matt in his highest regards. When the Blues finally won it Matt knew I couldn’t truly celebrate without my dad and instead of calling me to celebrate he called to check on me and see if I needed anything, although we had never discussed anything except extreme celebrations in the unlikely event. I could write so much more but already know Matt would be disappointed by my grammatical errors and paragraph spacing. Matt made me a better person. I will cherish the memories we made together. Wishing the Welker family strength and courage through this painfully difficult time.
    Christopher, Malory and family

  25. Terri, Jeff, and Ryan—We know no words to ease your sorrow. But we know a Savior who can bring peace that passes all understanding. May He comfort you and draw you close until you are reunited with Matthew.

  26. Terri, Jeff, Ryan, what a beautiful soul Matt was and he will be missed by the entire St. Simon family. Please accept our sincerest condolences and we hope you can take some comfort knowing that he was welcomed with open arms to his new heavenly home. Our prayers are with you all.

  27. Terri and Jeff,
    My sympathy to your family. Matt was a good friend to Nick at Vianney. May your family find comfort in your memories with your loved son.
    Fanny Kunes ( Nick Heimos mom)

  28. Dear Welker family,

    Please be assured of my prayers for the repose of the soul of Matt and for your consolation. May the hope of the Resurrection be your comfort at this time. Matt was always very kind – that is what I remember of him.

  29. Terri, Jeff, Ryan & extended family,
    Matt was a kind and gentle in my memory. I cannot express in words how we are sadden by Matt’s death. I will keep Matt and his soul in my prayers.


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