Stephen E. Welke, 66, of Preston, died Monday, July 8, 2019, at Maple Leaf Services in Preston.

A graveside service for Stephen will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 12, at Our Saviors Lutheran Cemetery in Spring Valley.

Stephen Erwin Welke was born May 23, 1953, in Austin, to Lowell and Shirley (Thompson) Welke.

Stephen is survived by his father, Lowell Welke of Palmetto, Fla.; siblings, Kathy (Greg) Rathbun of Byron, Roger (Deann) Welke of Denver, N.C., and David (Carla) Welke of Sarasota, Fla.; four nephews and one niece.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley, and two infant brothers.

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