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John Anthony "Big John" Welch, of Antigo, former of Shawano, died Sunday, November 20, 2022, at Eastview Medical and Rehabilitation Center. He was 66 years old. He was born on July 3, 1956, in Antigo, a son of the late Floyd and Theresa (Koeppel) Welch.

John was a graduate of Antigo High School. He lived in Shawano for many years. He loved bowling and was a sports enthusiast. John enjoyed being social and will be remembered for his kindness and generosity.

Survivors include three sisters, Mary (Eugene "Blue") Rogatzki of Deerbrook, Susan (Larry) Waldvogel of Antigo, and Carolyn (Joseph) Metko of Antigo; three brothers, Lawrence (Shirlee) Welch of Antigo, Edward (Ruth) Welch of Merrill, and Andrew (Michelle) Welch of Bowler; many nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Mary Beth Pecore of Shawano.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Daniel, Thomas, and Walter.

A funeral Mass will be held on Friday, November 25, 2022, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Holy Family Catholic Church with Rev. Charles Hoffmann officiating. Burial will take place in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be Thursday, November 24, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Bradley Funeral Home and on Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. A parish wake service will be held Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Nov
24
Thursday
Bradley Funeral Home
1550 Neva Road
Antigo, WI 54409
A parish wake service will be held at 6:30 p.m.
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Nov
25
Friday
St. Joseph Holy Family Catholic Church
W7365 State Hwy 47
Phlox, Wisconsin 54464
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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Nov
25
Friday
St. Joseph Holy Family Catholic Church
W7365 State Hwy 47
Phlox, Wisconsin 54464
11:00 AM

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  Brenda Lee Wagner on Nov 21, 2022

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