David J. Welper

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David J. Welper

March 01, 2019

David J. Welper David J. Welper
MINNEAPOLIS -- David Welper, 56, of Minneapolis passed away unexpectedly Friday, March 1, 2019, of natural causes.
He is survived by his parents, Delbert and Colleen Welper of La Crescent, Minn.; and siblings, Lee (Rebecca) Welper, Nancy (Jeffrey) Zadow and Joan (Michael) Tharp.
Dave had a big laugh and an even bigger heart. He was a caring, generous and much-loved son, brother and uncle. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 22, at the Church of the Crucifixion in La Crescent, followed by a reception.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to The Aliveness Project or Can Do Canines.
Published on March 10, 2019
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Jacqueline Ochsner
Mar 21, 2019
I have wonderful memories of listening to records with Dave at the Welper house in my early teen years. As Nancy's older brother, he was always very kind and respectful of her friends. I remember learning of new bands through Dave, he was a wealth of information. And his laugh...so deep and loud...it always made me laugh even more! I will forever remember you, Dave. You had a kind heart and a great soul. My deepest sympathies and much love to the Welper family. Rest in Peace, Dave. Sincerely, Jacquie (Schomers) Ochsner
Jan Lysen and Scott Anton
Mar 20, 2019
Dave was our neighbor and was always friendly and upbeat. We enjoyed hearing about his work with Can Do Canines and the Aliveness Project and his travels. Our thoughts go out to his parents and siblings.
Janet Cobus
Mar 15, 2019
I have worked for Can Do Canines for almost 15 years and Dave was one of my first volunteers that helped me when I became the Development Director. I agree that he had a big laugh and even bigger heart to help those in need. He began with us in 2004 and contributed time as a volunteer and was a generous financial contributor. We will miss him very much.
Howard Puczko
Mar 15, 2019
Just learned of David's passing. Sorry for your loss.

Mar 11, 2019
I worked with David and he was in the cube next to me. He was a great friend and always there to talk with and have a good laugh. I am sorry to hear of his passing.
Michael O
Mar 11, 2019
I volunteered with David at the Aliveness Projecy’s Board of Directors. He helped so many people in ways and was always kind and smiling. We will miss him very much.
Pamela De Lacy
Mar 11, 2019
I have very fond memories of David from high school. He had a very gentle, kind heart and easy laugh. He always treated everyone with respect. So sad to hear of his early passing. Warm blessings to all the family. Pam
Phyllis Burdette
Mar 10, 2019
So sorry to hear of your loss. Sad to lose a sibling. They are such special people in our lives. Scott said he was a swell guy. My sympathies.
Pamela De Lacy
Mar 10, 2019
David was a classmate at La Crescent high school. He had a warm heart and easy laugh. He truly cared about everyone. I have fond memories of his voice, his laughter and kind gentle spirit. So sorry to hear of his passing that was way too soon. Pam
Hanna Dorn
Mar 10, 2019
Very sorry for your loss. I work at The Aliveness Project where Dave volunteered on the Board of Directors. I enjoyed hearing about his many adventures, especially learning to ride a motorcycle while touring Vietnam. They say it’s not the years in your life, but the life in your years.
Mike and Donna (Olson) Paletta
Mar 10, 2019
We are very sorry to hear of your loss. May the Lord's peace be with you.

Sincerely, Mike and Donna Paletta, former students of Mrs. Welper.
Brenda and David Pedretti
Mar 10, 2019
Coleen ,Delbert, and Family,
So very, very sorry to hear of your loss !
Our prayers to the family,
Brenda and Dave