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Joseph Welk

June 15, 1947 - December 23, 2011


5-6:00 P.M. Wednesday, December 28 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo with food and refreshments served following the service.

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6:00 P.M. Wednesday, December 28 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.


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Joseph Welk

June 15, 1947 - December 23, 2011


Joseph B. Welk, 64, passed away surrounded by family, on December 23, 2011 at his home in Fargo. 

Joe was born June 15, 1947 to Anton and Frances (Brossart) Welk in Rugby, ND.  Joe grew up on farms in the Rugby & McHenry, ND areas.  Joe attended North Dakota State College of Science where he met and married Mary Rose Erickson.  After their September 8, 1969 wedding, the couple moved to Fort Collins, CO where Joe attended Colorado State University, graduating in 1971 with a degree in Business Administration.  Joe worked for 5 years in the Minneapolis area before accepting a job as a Systems Analyst with Steiger Tractor in 1976.  Joe was fortunate to have spent the last 4 years of his career employed by CoreLink.

Joe and Mary were blessed with 3 children; daughter Jodi of Alliance, NE, son Nathan (Kara) of Alexandria, MN, and son Matthew of Fargo, & 2 grandchildren, Matti and Zack. 

Joe enjoyed woodworking, playing pinochle on Tuesday evenings and spending vacations in the CO mountains hiking with his family.

Joe is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren and 4 brothers; Denis (LaVonne) of Placerville, CA,   David (Marilyn) of Granite Falls, WA,  Marvin of Minneapolis & Raymond (Elaine) of Arlington, WA, & numerous extended family.  Joe is preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. 


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  1. Shay Knapp says:

    Hay Springs NETerry and I are so sorry for your loss. We send our thoughts and prayers to the Welk family during this difficult time.

  2. Laurie Keilwitz says:

    Alliance NESo sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Kevin Wilkinson says:

    Alliance NEJodi and all:
    So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Your colleagues here at Alliance Public Schools are praying for strength for you and your family. We are looking forward to your return to your job and wishing you safe travels.

  4. Joan Ibarra says:

    So sorry for your loss…my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love to you and the kids, Jodi!

  5. Henry M says:

    I sat next to Joe for a couple years during his employment with Corelink. His lighthearted discussions on the weather and local events alone made coming into work a joy instead of a chore.

    He will be deeply missed by me and many others. My heart goes out to his family.

  6. Sheila Neumann says:

    Fessenden ND
    The Welk Family,
    I knew Joe throughout his high school days. We rode the bus together and had a lot of fun. He was a very nice person. His family also went to our church. May God Bless you and your family at this time.
    Sheila(Miska) Neumann

  7. Misty Michelsen says:

    West Fargo ND
    My sincere condolences to the entire Welk family. I was able to get to know Joe while working together at Corelink, what a great man. Many blessings to your family during this difficult time.

  8. Mark Foster says:

    Fargo ND
    Over the years I have enjoyed having Joe over on Tuesday nights for “Pinochle night” I will have fond memories of our Tuesday nights together. May God bless you all and give you the strength to go on.


  9. Patti Schulz says:

    West Fargo North Dakota
    Welk Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I had the great opportunity of working with Joe for the last couple of years with Corelink. Joe was a very hard worker and such a kind man. He will be missed.

  10. Kathleen Somers says:

    Rochert MN

    To the Welk Family,
    So sorry to learn of your loss. Please know I am sending Light and Love to you all.

  11. Jerel & Shel Wieser says:

    Fargo ND
    we love you. Happy your journey is complete and full happiness is yours.

    Jerel & Shel

  12. Sue and Garry Overby says:

    Pingree N.D
    ak.Joe was like a brother to me. He and his brother Daqve always picked me up for school functions. I would never have got to them without the boys. We rode on the schoolbus for an hour every morning and nite together. Played oh so many pinochle games. I think its very sad that he had to go so early but he leaves behind a good legacy he taught you kids very and loved you all so much. God bless you all.Love from the Overby,s

  13. Roger Silkey says:

    To the Welk family
    We are so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing and you all have our heartfelt sypmpathy . I had the pleasure of working with Joe for many years at Steiger /CNH. Please accept our condolences and best wishes to your entire family

  14. Peggy and Ron Rowland says:

    Braselton GAJoe’s journey is complete, while the rest of us travel on together. During Joe’s last five months on this earth were spent reconnecting with his ancestors (one of his first “bucket list” items), and strengthening connections with God, family and friends. With the help of Maryrose and his children, he completed his journey and left us with a remarkable example of a life well-lived.

  15. Tim Somes says:

    Fargo ND
    So sorry to hear this sad news this morning. God’s blessings to you all.

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