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Vincent D. Welling

Vincent D. Welling Feb. 29, 1944 - Oct. 31, 2013

BIG BEND - Vincent Welling, of rural Big Bend, died on Thursday, October 31, 2013 at the Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar at the age of 69. Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, November 4, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. at Big Bend Lutheran Church with Rev. Keith Long officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 4 - 7:00 P.M. with a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. at the Anderson-TeBeest Funeral Home in Montevideo.

Vincent D. Welling was born on February 29, 1944 in Montevideo to Orville and June (Baardson) Welling. He was baptized and confirmed at Big Bend Lutheran Church. He attended Milan High School, graduating in 1962. On October 12, 1963 he was united in marriage to Dianne Bjornstad. Vince farmed for a number of years. Vince was a life-long and active member of Big Bend Lutheran Church and was very active in the Milan-Big Bend Community. Vince enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and attending their school and events.

He is survived by his wife Dianne; five children: Mark (Brenda) Welling of Montevideo; Janell (Paul) Kemen of Dawson, MN; Gwen Schroeder of Alexandria, MN; Timothy Welling of Appleton, MN; and Matthew (Jennifer) Welling of Paynesville, MN; nine grandchildren: Jordan, Justin & Breanna Welling; Danika, Merissa and McKenna Schroeder; Brittany Jo Welling; and Paige and Preston Welling; a brother, James (Lois) Welling of Waite Park, MN; his mother-in-law, Velma Schmidt of Montevideo; by numerous other relatives and by his loving dog, Herbie.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-mother, Verda; a brother, Donald Welling; a son-in-law, Todd Schroeder and by father-in-law, Walter Schmidt.