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Friends Remembered Home | Friends Detail

Ray Welch (K9ISQ)

August 24, 2012

RAYMOND E. WELCH Raymond E. Welch of Elgin Raymond E. Welch, 93, passed away at home on Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. He was born on Sept. 11, 1918, in Elgin the son of Elbert and Julia (nee Fehrman) Welch. Raymond was a lifelong resident of Elgin. He was a police officer for the City of Elgin for 20 years, retired and then worked for Biggers Chevrolet from 1964 to 1972, and then he worked for the Kane County Forest Preserve as a ranger at the Binnie Forest Preserve in Dundee until 1988. He was a licensed pilot and took many aerial photos of Elgin, many of which are featured in the Elgin Historical Museum. Raymond belonged to the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club, and was an avid HAM radio operator. He is survived by his loving wife, Vera Welch (nee Campbell), to whom he had been married to for 55 years; and grandchildren, Jason Welch of South Elgin and Elizabeth Welch of Crystal Lake. Also surviving are Kim Swanson and Kelly VanWinkle. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Raymond E. Welch Jr.; and a brother, Harvey. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 11 a.m. in the Wait-Ross- Allanson Funeral and Cremation Services Chapel, 51 Center St., Elgin. Burial will follow in Bluff City Cemetery, Elgin. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, from 10 a.m. until the time of services in the chapel. For information, 847-742-2100 or visit

Contributed by: Wm. David Bulkley (K9WDB)

Sorry to here of Ray passing. I use to talk to Ray and it been a long time scene i heard him God Bless you and your Family. 73 RAY Thanks Dave for posting

Contributed by: James Gleeson (KB9ON)

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