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Paul Welu

March 19, 1937 - October 17, 2016

Prayer Service - Friday

October 21, 2016
- 6:00 PM

Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Fargo

Visitation - Friday

October 21, 2016
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Fargo

Funeral Mass - Saturday

October 22, 2016
- 10:00 AM

Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Fargo

Reception - Saturday

October 22, 2016
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Clubhouse Hotel and Suites, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Paul Welu

March 19, 1937 - October 17, 2016


Paul Welu, 79, Detroit Lakes, MN passed away Monday, October 17, 2016 at Ecumen Rehab Center, Detroit Lakes, MN under Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Paul was born March 19, 1937 in Fargo, ND to Arnold and Jennie Welu. He graduated from Fargo Shanley in 1955. He attended St. John’s University before enlisting in the U.S. Army. He was stationed at Walter Reed Hospital where he worked in the Dental Department. He married Bernie Pedersen in 1963. To this union, 3 children were born, Wayne, Jackie and John.

He married Judy Wicklein on December 6, 1977. They made their home in Fargo, ND and Detroit Lakes, MN.

Paul was actively involved with the Knights of Columbus and Fargo Shanley GROW. One of his passions was the Roger Maris Celebrity Golf Tournament where he was famous for his fish fry tent. He loved to golf, fish and drink beer.

Paul has remained close friends with his St. Anthony Grade School and Shanley classmates for over 50 years.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Judy, children; Wayne (Char) Welu, Jackie (Dave) Cox, John (Tina) Welu, grandchildren; Katrina, Gunnar, Justin, Natalie, great-granddaughter, Ava, sister, Margaret Ann Eastman, brother, Jim Welu and cousin, Mary Ann Anderson.

He was preceded in death by his parents and infant daughter, Debbie Kay.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Hospice of the Red River Valley.


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22 responses to “Paul Welu”

  1. Corrine Scilley says:

    Paul was a friendly and caring man to work for he was missed when he retired and will be remembered . My thoughts and prayers to the family. Blessings

  2. Pat Nelson says:

    So sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. Wish I could attend his memorial service, but am currently out of state. My thoughts are with the Welu family.

  3. Barb & Mike Hagen says:

    Our sincere condolences to the family. Paul was generous, caring person who will be missed by all who knew him. Paul was also a lot of fun to golf with or just sit around and visit, very interesting person. We will certainly miss him. RIP Paul.

  4. Lola Nelson says:

    Jackie and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Jane christoferson says:

    Judy and family, So sorry to hear that Paul passed away. You all are in our thought and prayers. Lee and Jane Christoferson

  6. Doug Kappel says:

    Paul was a great boss who I respected ! Good man you are Paul. I know I may have disappointed you a few times but I really enjoyed working for you !! God Bless you and your family——-RIP !!

  7. Russ & Rose Cole says:

    Judy, Jackie, Wayne & John,

    Our thoughts are with all of you. We had so many happy times with the Welu family at the lake! Happy memories of Paul will be with us forever.

  8. Marge McLaughlin says:

    Sending condolences to Paul’s family. Judy, take care and know you and family are in our thoughts and prayers. Mike and Marge McLaughlin

  9. Jamie and Peg Pound (friends from AZ; formerly from Fargo area) says:

    Paul was just a great person who enjoyed life everyday. He was always happy and always had good conversation, making a point to talk to everyone around him. We really enjoyed knowing Paul and visiting with him at Randy’s Lake Eunice area in MN . Thoughts to the family at this time. Savor the memories!

  10. Ron Driggers says:

    Paul was a good guy that I enjoyed working for..The lab wasn’t the same after he retired. Missed hearing his chuckle in the lab..He will be missed..My thoughts and prayers to the family.

  11. Kathy Schmierer says:

    Judy, I am so sorry to hear about Paul. He will always be remembered as such a fun guy. Thinking of you. Kathy Schmierer (Pearson)

  12. Connie Olson says:

    Our deepest condolences to the Welu Family🌹From Connie (Ose) Olson and Jeff Ose

  13. Connie Olson says:

    My deepest condolences to the Welu Family🌹

  14. Sister Mary Margaret Mooney says:

    My prayers and sympathy are with the Welu family. May Paul rest in peace and the blessings of eternity.

  15. Gary and Sandy Ostbye says:

    Dear Judy and family: Gary and I are so sorry to learn of the loss of Paul. Our deepest sympathy is being sent your way. We remember Paul as always having a warm smile on his face and being proud of you and his family. ((((Hugs))))) to you all. Gary and Sandy Ostbye/Pelican Lake and Fort Myers Beach.

  16. Kim Lang Kankelfritz says:

    Judy & family, sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. I’ll always remember his laugh! Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers during this hard time. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.

  17. Tim, Carmen, Alex and Becky Cole says:

    Judy and Family,
    We are saddened to hear of your loss. Paul was a fantastic man. Detroit Lakes will never be the same.
    You have our sympathy.

  18. Charles Faruolo says:

    Thoughts and prayers to the Welu Family.

  19. Pam and Rick Lewis says:

    Sorry for your Loss. Paul was a great person & always had a smile and a story when we ran into him around Detroit Lakes. Prayers to the Family.
    Pam & Rick Lewis

  20. Steve Diekman says:

    Welu family,

    Deepest sympathy with prayers and thoughts on the passing of a great man; I had the privilege of his friendship for the last thirty years and will greatly miss his presence but will gratefully appreciate the many fine memories of his warmth, graciousness, humor, generosity, wisdom … and courage.

    With hope and comfort, we can look forward to the future because of the promises of God in the person of our Lord and Savior, Christ Jesus and trust that God”s love, comfort, faithfulness , peace, and grace will be especially evident today and the days to follow.

  21. RobertaPhipps says:

    Margaret Ann, Wayne, & rest of family. So sorry for your loss. Paul was a caring boss, thank you for sharing him with all his workers. Roberta Phipps (Bobby)

  22. Curt Rydell says:

    Wayne,Char & Family
    I have been living in Aberdeen, so I just heard the sad news of Paul’s passing. I always enjoyed being around Paul and will miss him and his easy chuckle! May happy memories keep your hearts and minds at ease during this time of loss.

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