Vernon H. Welp, 80, Jasper

Vernon H. Welp, 80, of Jasper, died Friday (March 23) at his home. He was born September 3, 1937, to August and Irma (Miller) Welp. He married Judy Harritt August 3, 1963, at St. Simon’s Catholic Church in Washington.

Vernon was a 1955 graduate of Jasper High School. He was a Prudential insurance agent for 32 years. He was a member Precious Blood Catholic Church in Jasper, Jasper Outdoor Recreation, and the Jasper Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed fishing, boating, travelling, and watching Indiana University basketball.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Welp; one daughter, Ann Clark, and fiancé Kevin Horney, Jasper; four sons, Mike Welp, John Welp and wife Lynn, and Jim Welp, all of Jasper, and Rob Welp and wife Qi, Rantoul, Illinois; and 15 grandchildren.

Friends may call from 2-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to Precious Blood Church, Kindred Hospice, or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Precious Blood Church with burial following in Fairview Cemetery.

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