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“Uncle Jerry,Thank you for being such a great uncle. I"ll always remember the many holidays we spent at your house growing up. We will all miss you....Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Jenna Feeback - Chicago, IL

“Uncle Jerry,Thank you for always thinking of our family and for your kindheartedness to others. You will be missed. Love,Andrew ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Andrew Feeback - Bluffton, IN

“Uncle Jerry,You have been part of my life for sixty eight years and it will be hard to think of our family without you. You were an amazing uncle and...Read More »
3 of 5 | Posted by: Suzanne Feeback - Bluffton, IN

“Jerry, we believe your wish was fulfilled that you were able to live out your life in the home you loved and the neighborhood you enjoyed. Rest In...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Valerie Pelz

“God definitely gained an Angel. I will miss talking with you on your porch this summer. You were such a great neighbor! ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Dawn Freimuth - Fort Wayne, IN


Jerome A. Welch of Fort Wayne died on Sunday, March 10, 2019. He was born on October 27, 1933, the fourth son of Mary Florence Giant and John J. Welch and had attended St. Peter's and St. Patrick's Grade Schools, Central Catholic High School and Indiana University. He attended Our Lady of the Lake Seminary, Lake Wawasee, IN, in 1955 and graduated from the School of Philosophy of St. Mary's College, St. Mary, KY, in 1957. He received a B.S. and M.S. degree in education from The University of St. Francis and was an elementary teacher for the Ft. Wayne Parochial Schools and northeastern Indiana public schools. He also taught in the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine religious education program for the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. He was a published writer of the book, "Catholicism Today" and enjoyed sending letters to the editors of The Fort Wayne Newspapers. An avid sports fan, he followed Notre Dame Football and won the men's tennis singles competition sponsored by the Ft. Wayne Parks Department. In his youth he enjoyed playing basketball, cycling and ice skating, and took his niece and nephew to many events. He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church, the Third Order of St. Francis and attended many C.Y.O. dances and activities. He is survived by his niece, Suzanne Welch Feeback of Bluffton, IN, great nephews Chad Feeback, Ryan Feeback and Andrew Feeback, and great niece, Jenna Feeback. His great, great nephews are Hanzou Feeback, Zayne Feeback, Genjirou Feeback and great, great niece Yumeko Feeback. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, John N. Welch, Robert Welch, Kenneth Welch and nephew John Michael Welch. Services will be held Tuesday, March 19, 2019 2 PM at D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home 1140 Lake Ave, Fort Wayne, IN with visitation there 1 hour prior to the service. Jerome will be laid to rest a Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne, IN. To sign the online guestbook go to www.mccombandsons.com