Welling Sr., Neil A., Zilwaukee, Michigan

Beloved father and grandfather passed away suddenly Tuesday, February 28, 2012. Age 79 years. The son of the late Clarence and Glennie (Post-White) Welling, Neil was born May 17, 1932 in Wheeler, Michigan. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was a member of V.F.W. Post #1859. He married Gail Ann LaFramboise on July 10, 1954. She predeceased him October 25, 2010. Neil was employed at General Motors Corporation for 30 years until his retirement in 1992. He was a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church and the Eagles Club. Neil enjoyed fishing, camping and gardening and loved being with his family. Surviving are two sons, two daughters and their spouses, Neil Welling Jr., Zilwaukee; Kevin and Kristi Welling, Holland; Kari Breece Zilwaukee; Kris Welling and Danelle Pashak and Garrick, Bay City; eight grandchildren, Brandon (Holly) Schaffner, Jordan and Sommer Welling; Alyssa; Charles, Andrew Matthew and Autumn Breece; a great-grandson, Braeydon Schaffner; one brother and three sisters, Phillip and Jane Welling, Midland; Lillian Keinith, Yuma, Arizona; Mary Fisher, Hudson, Florida; Catherine Ferguson, Holiday, Florida; many nieces and nephews. Neil was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers, Harriet, Frank, Beatrice, William and Louise. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Zilwaukee. Rev. Fr. Ronald Dombrowski will officiate. Military honors, presented by V.F.W. Post #1859, will follow the funeral liturgy. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road, (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Friday from 1:00-8:00 p.m. and at St. Matthew Catholic Church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. There will be a Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Aleda E. Lutz V.A. Medical Center. www.snowfuneralhome.net