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Dear Classes of 1953, 1955, 1982, 1983 and 1987:

This is a Deacon Alert to inform you of the passing of Paul Welu ('55) on Monday, Oct. 17th.

Paul was a member of the Class of 1955, the brother of Margaret Ann (Welu) Eastman ('53) and Jim Welu, and the father of Wayne Welu ('82), Jackie (Welu) Cox ('83) and John Welu* ('87).



Paul Welu, 79, Detroit Lakes, MN passed away Monday, October 17, 2016 at Ecumen Rehab Center, Detroit Lakes, MN under Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Paul was born March 19, 1937 in Fargo, ND to Arnold and Jennie Welu. He graduated from Fargo Shanley in 1955. He attended St. John’s University before enlisting in the U.S. Army. He was stationed at Walter Reed Hospital where he worked in the Dental Department. He married Bernie Pedersen in 1963. To this union, 3 children were born, Wayne, Jackie and John.

He married Judy Wicklein on December 6, 1977. They made their home in Fargo, ND and Detroit Lakes, MN.

Paul was actively involved with the Knights of Columbus and Fargo Shanley GROW. One of his passions was the Roger Maris Celebrity Golf Tournament where he was famous for his fish fry tent. He loved to golf, fish and drink beer.

Paul has remained close friends with his St. Anthony Grade School and Shanley classmates for over 50 years.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Judy, children; Wayne (Char) Welu, Jackie (Dave) Cox, John (Tina) Welu, grandchildren; Katrina, Gunnar, Justin, Natalie, great-granddaughter, Ava, sister, Margaret Ann Eastman, brother, Jim Welu and cousin, Mary Ann Anderson.

He was preceded in death by his parents and infant daughter, Debbie Kay.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Prayer Service - Friday

October 21, 2016
- 6:00 PM

Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Fargo


Visitation - Friday

October 21, 2016
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Fargo


Funeral Mass - Saturday

October 22, 2016
- 10:00 AM

Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Fargo


Reception - Saturday

October 22, 2016
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Clubhouse Hotel and Suites, Fargo




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