Claude E. Welmon

October 25, 1928July 31, 2013
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Claude E. Welmon, 84, of Collinsville, Illinois, born October 25, 1928, passed away, Wednesday, July 31, 2013.

Mr. Welmon enjoyed fishing and spending time outdoors. He retired from the railroad and was passionate about trains and antique cars, alike. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, who will truly be missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sharon Tate, nee Welmon; his parents, Charles E. and Edna, nee Ramsey, Welmon; a brother, Virgil Welmon; and a sister, Martha May Brown.

Surviving are his loving wife, of 65 years, Glenna J. Welmon, nee LaTemp; his children, Richard (Pauline) Welmon, Theresa (Danny)Emmerson, Claudia Welmon, Carol Jones, Cheryl Seiber, and Tina Welmon; 18 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; a sister, Loma Jean (Dean) Brown; and many other relatives and friends.

Memorials are appreciated to Susan G. Komen Foundation or Hospice of Southern Illinois. Condolences may also be expressed online at

Visitation: Friends may call from 12 noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, August 3, 2013, at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Illinois.

Funeral: Services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, August 3, 2013, at the funeral home with Rev. Charles West officiating. Interment will follow in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Illinois.


  • Visitation Saturday, August 3, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 3, 2013

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Chris Jason jack

April 29, 2014

Love and miss you grandpa

Sherry Kerber

August 3, 2013

Dear Tina, We are so sorry for your loss but very glad we got to meet him and enjoy his company on so many occasions (esp ARRF Christmas parties). Give your mom a big hug for us, and may the happy memories quickly replace the pain of losing your daddy. Hugs and love, Sherry, Jack, Alex, & Robin Kerber

Danielle Hall

August 3, 2013

I am so sorry for your loss, he was such a kind man. Growing up, i always remember him working on his truck,and lawn mowers, anything he could!! I will keep you all in my prayers.

August 2, 2013

My thoughts are with all of you. Uncle Claude touched many lives and he will be missed. Remember the good times, that's what he would of wanted. Love you all. Sandy Vallandingham Balas (St. Louis, MO)

Barbara & Richard Brown

August 2, 2013

"Aunt Jean, may the love, years, and memories you and your children had with Uncle Claude help you in your time of sorrow."

Phylis Welmon Schuchman

August 1, 2013

Rest in peace my dear uncle. You are loved and will be missed.