OBITUARY

Anthony "Tony" Welscher

March 11, 1956January 10, 2019
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Anthony “Tony” Welscher, 62, of Louisville, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2019 with his family by his side.

Tony was the last person to graduate Flaget High School before it closed in 1974. He started his career with Kroger when he was seventeen years old. He was the produce manager at the Prospect Kroger for 30 plus years before he retired. Tony has always loved photography, and after retirement started his own studio, and named it after his wife, her initials “DAW Studio”.

His parents, Leroy and Margaret Welscher Jr., brother, Michael Welscher, Sr. and nephew, Tyler Edenhofer precede Tony in death.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of thirty-six years Debbie Welscher; son, Lane Barclay; brother, Butch Welscher(Patricia); nieces and nephews, Mickey(Jennifer), Melissa(Bill), Mike Jr.(Tammy), Keith, Leslie(Neil), Stefanie, Nicole(Devin), Drew, Eric, Bryan, Maggie, Mallory, RJ, Peyton, Layla, Jaxson, Elijah, Brandon, Alex, and Will.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Tony will be held Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 7pm in the chapel of Arch L. Heady & Son Funeral Home, 8519 Preston Hwy., Louisville, Kentucky 40219 with visitation the same day from 1pm until the funeral service at 7pm. Interment will be Wednesday at 11am at Louisville Memorial Gardens West.

Please visit our website www.archlheadypreston.com, for the full obituary and to leave your online condolences for the family.

  • FAMILY

  • His parents, Leroy and Margaret Welscher Jr., brother, Michael Welscher, Sr.
    and nephew, Tyler Edenhofer precede Tony in death.

    Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of thirty-six years Debbie Welscher; son, Lane Barclay; brother, Butch Welscher(Patricia); nieces and nephews, Mickey(Jennifer), Melissa(Bill), Mike Jr.(Tammy), Keith, Leslie(Neil), Stefanie, Nicole(Devin), Drew, Eric, Bryan, Maggie, Mallory, RJ, Peyton, Layla, Jaxson, Elijah, Brandon, Alex, and Will.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, January 15, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Tuesday, January 15, 2019
REMEMBERING

Anthony "Tony" Welscher

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Lori Brown

January 16, 2019

Tony had a true talent. After 2 previous, horrible, head shots I had Tony do them. They all are wonderful! All 3 sessions! I recommended him to friends. They used him! He was that good.
He was also a true gentleman. And I could tell he loved his wife to the bottom of his heart.
I just found out about his passing and it breaks my heart. I also wish I was at the wake and funeral. I wanted to meet his wife and children. Tony was a special man whom I will greatly miss!

Margaret Casper

January 15, 2019

Debbie,
I wanted to let you know that you and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers. I am sorry for your loss.

Raydonna Watkins Guy

January 13, 2019

Tony and I graduated together from Flaget High School in 1974 . We also worked a short time together at Kroger.
Prays of comfort to the family.

Sharon Bindner

January 12, 2019

I am so sorry to read about Tony's passing. We went through St Columba together. Through FB , we became "friends" again. I have great memories of him and his Mom, the best cafeteria lady in charge at st Columba. RIP, Tony. Deepest condolences to his family. You could see the love through his pictures for sure.

Sharon Ostendorf

January 12, 2019

I went to grade school at St. Columba with Tony and our paths crossed again during his career at Kroger. Tony was a good guy. This world has lost a friend. May perpetual light shine upon you!

Mary Stikes

January 12, 2019

I first met Tony at Kroger 31st and Broadway and shortly after attended Flaget with him.Great person at a young age and left a positive impression on me. RIP!

VIC HOFFMANN

January 12, 2019

Very sorry to hear of Tony's passing. I have great memories of him. I was his very first produce "assistant".

Donna Stelly

January 11, 2019

Prayers and deepest condolences.
The Butner Family

Jean Young

January 11, 2019

God blessed Tom and I when the Welschers bought the house next door. We all enjoyed a few vacations in Florida together and Tom loved it when Tony told people that Tom was his "pool boy." He will be missed by all but he is in God's arms now. I have so many wonderful memories of him.

Tommy Bentley

January 11, 2019

It doesn't seem so long ago my wife and myself driving all the way from Ohio to play cards at Tony's house. I had my very first royal straight flush hand at Tony's and even made a album on FB to always remember it. I will forever cherish those memories. You will be missed. God's speed and until we meet again one day.

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Biography

Anthony “Tony” Welscher, 62, of Louisville, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2019 with his family by his side.

Tony was the last person to graduate Flaget High School before it closed in 1974. He started his career with Kroger when he was seventeen years old. He was the produce manager at the Prospect Kroger for 30 plus years before he retired. Tony has always loved photography, and after retirement started his own studio, and named it after his wife, her initials “DAW Studio”.

His parents, Leroy and Margaret Welscher Jr., brother, Michael Welscher, Sr.
and nephew, Tyler Edenhofer precede Tony in death.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of thirty-six years Debbie Welscher; son, Lane Barclay; brother, Butch Welscher(Patricia); nieces and nephews, Mickey(Jennifer), Melissa(Bill), Mike Jr.(Tammy), Keith, Leslie(Neil), Stefanie, Nicole(Devin), Drew, Eric, Bryan, Maggie, Mallory, RJ, Peyton, Layla, Jaxson, Elijah, Brandon, Alex, and Will.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Tony will be held Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 7pm in the chapel of Arch L. Heady & Son Funeral Home, 8519 Preston Hwy., Louisville, Kentucky 40219 with visitation the same day from 1pm until the funeral service at 7pm. Interment will be Wednesday at 11am at Louisville Memorial Gardens West.

Please visit our website www.archlheadypreston.com, for the full obituary and to leave your online condolences for the family.