Delilah Marie Welling

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Delilah Marie Welling, 83, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2020, in Valparaiso, IN, surrounded by her family.

Marie, devoted wife, and loving mother was born in Vanderbilt, on April 2, 1936, to the late John and Laura Pyke.

Delilah married John Welling, the love and center of her life, on September 19, 1954.  He preceded her in death in 2008.   John encouraged Marie to travel and moved her around the mid-west and New England areas for his job.  Marie loved her family and enjoyed the company of her many sisters and brothers and was recently enjoying time with her great-grandchildren.

Marie is survived by her children, Patricia (Jim) Reinhold, James Welling and Renee’ Savell; siblings; Lola(Frank)Castle, Ruth (Floyd) Moore, Ellen (Charles) Parke, Erma (Patrick) Oliver, James (Evelyn) Pyke and Ronald (Sandra) Pyke; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Lou Pyke; brothers, John, Robert, Lyle, and Wayne Pyke; and son-in-law, Jay Savell.

Visitation at the Nelson Funeral Home will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 1:00 p.m.  A funeral dinner will take place after the service at BJ’s Catering.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 300 S. Riverside Plaza, Chicago, IL  60606-6637 or to Disabled American Veterans, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY  41076

Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home, Inc. P.O. Box 1548, Gaylord MI 49734.

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