Joseph Lewis Welge, 45, of Taylorville died at 1:09 pm Monday, September 8, 2014 at his residence.


He was born July 21, 1969 in Taylorville the son of Gerald Lewis and Joleta Louise Sims Welge. On August 31, 1991 he married Stephanie K. Chance in Taylorville. Mr. Welge was a Veteran of the U.S. Army. He worked as a home inspector and also worked in the construction field.


Surviving are his Wife: Stephanie K. Welge of Nokomis; Sons: Addison Garrett Chance Welge and Zachary Nathaniel Ethan Welge both of Nokomis; Mother and Step-Father: Joleta and Charles Campbell of Taylorville; Maternal Grandmother: Beverly Joan Sims of Taylorville; Brothers and Sisters: Scott E. Campbell of Stonington, Jesse Mollet and Jeanie Welge both of Taylorville and Kenneth Welge of Springfield; Aunts and Uncles: Barb Sims, Alice Boensel and husband Rod, David Sims and wife Jayme, and Myron Sims and wife Tammy all of Taylorville and Myrna Seiler and husband Ron of Owaneco. Here are several Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Father, Maternal Grandfather, Dallas Sims, and Uncle Allen Sims.


A private family Celebration of Life will be held at McClure Funeral Home with Pastor Gerald McPhillips officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.


McClure Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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