Tony Wayne Welch of Caro, age 58, passed away suddenly on Sunday, January 26, 2020, at his home where he lived with his girlfriend, Kim Boyle. Tony and Kim were together for more than five years. Tony was born December 30, 1961, in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, the son of Lillian F. (Roberts) Welch and the late Marvin D. Welch, Jr. Tony loved working on his home and painting and restoring his equipment for what was once his handyman business until his health started failing. He enjoyed spending time with his family and helping them in any way he could. He also helped in the community doing work for the elderly and chaired AA meetings in the past, earning his five year coin. He will be greatly missed.
Tony is survived by his mother and step-father, Lillian and Ernie Gerstenberger; his siblings and their spouses: Penny Welch, Teresa Zechmeister and significant other, Harold Schrader, Jr., Patty Welch and Joey Szcygiel, Ronda and Dave Holzworth, David and Cathy Welch; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to his father, Tony was preceded in death by his brother, Gregory, and Greg’s only child, Stephanie Wilcox; and a sister, Debra Enos.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2020, at the Ransford Collon Funeral Home in Caro with Pastor Chuck Rondo officiating. Burial will follow at the Indianfields Township Cemetery in Caro. The family will be present to receive friends at the Ransford Collon Funeral Home in Caro on Thursday from noon until the time of the service at 2 p.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to the Family Discretionary Fund, c/o Lillian Gerstenberger, 205 West Sherman Street, Caro, MI 48723. The family was assisted with these arrangements by the Ransford Collon Funeral Home of Caro. Friends may share memories, thoughts and prayers online at www.RansfordCollon.com.