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John Welker

August 14, 1960 — April 20, 2020

John Welker, age 59, passed away Monday, April 20, 2020 at his home in Ronan, MT. John was born in Polson to Jerry Welker and Ella Hintz on August 14, 1960. John met the love of his life, Julie Clover in Lakeside, Montana. John and Julie got married August 8, 1980. They were blessed with three wonderful children.  John’s passions in life were his family, hunting, fishing, and work.

John is preceded in death by Gram, his step-dad Randy Hintz, Uncle Al, and his brothers Jay Welker and Pat Tucker. John is survived by his father Jerry (Sharyle) Welker, and mother Ella Hintz, his wife of 40 years, Julie Welker, and their children Joe (Kristen) Welker, Jake (Justine) Welker, and Jennae (James) Bowen, grandkids Ashlie, Joey, Brenton, Jared, and Dustyn. John had an amazing extended family that meant the world to him.

John will be missed by many but we can all take comfort knowing that he is "GONE FISHIN'".

At a later date there will be a Celebration of Life for John.

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