Mark A. Welp, 63, St. Meinrad

Mark A. Welp, 63, of St. Meinrad, died Friday, April 24, at his home. He was born in Huntingburg May 23, 1956, to Cyrene and Emma (Hedinger) Welp. He married Eileen Otto November 13, 1976, in St. Meinrad.

Mark was a member of the St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church in Siberia and St. Meinrad Legion Post 366 Sons of the Legion. He was a farmer and enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting, and playing Euchre.

He is survived by his wife, Eileen; two daughters, Tracy Smock and husband Jamey, Dale, and Tina Martin and husband Kevin, Holland; his farming sidekick and nephew, Joshua Welp, St. Meinrad; five grandchildren, Christian and Cheyanne Motteler, Haley and Kale Smock, and Calista Martin; three brothers, Thomas Welp and wife Shirley, Celestine, Eugene Welp and wife Delores, Siberia, and John Welp and wife Michelle, Loogootee; and two sisters, Mary Ann Marx and husband Charles, Lynnville, and Monica Welp, Siberia.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, James Welp.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Online condolences can be shared at

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