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December 19, 2019

Harry A. "Red" Welch

Harry A. "Red" Welch, age 89, died on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at his home in Alabama. He was born on May 28, 1930 in the Town of Primrose, the son of Richard and Rose (Germain) Welch.

Red farmed around Belleville in the Town of Primrose and Montrose. In 1952, he married Cressie Short in Belleville. After farming, Red, with entrepreneurial spirit, became a "trailer jockey" dealing trailers throughout Southwest Wisconsin and beyond. Red also drove truck for many years hauling agricultural products, cabinets, and anything else. In 1978, Red and his wife Cressie moved to Alabama, where she passed in 1996. Red married Sherrie Price in 2005, in Alabama. Red loved to ride his motorcycle and would frequently make the trip north to Wisconsin on the bike. In later years, Red drove motor coach for the University of Auburn and numerous casino trips to Biloxi.

Red is survived by many nieces and nephews and their families.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Cressie; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Maurice (Gladys) Short; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jack (Phyllis) Short, Robert (Mary Lou) Short, Richard Short, Harley (Edna) Short, and Doris (Bud) Nelson; and a half-brother, Edmund (Hilda) Alder.

A gathering of relatives and friends will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., on Friday, December 27, 2019, at the Becker-Beal Funeral Home, 109 Greenway Cross, Belleville, WI. Following the gathering, Red's urn will be interred in the Belleville Cemetery.

An online memorial with guestbook is available at


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