Roger Lloyd Welchlin

FAIRMONT — Roger Lloyd Welchlin, 77, of Fairmont, Minn., passed away at his home Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, while under the care of Hospice and his family. A private “Celebration of Life” service will be held for the family at Lakeview Funeral Home, 205 Albion Ave., Fairmont, MN. Visitation for family and friends will be 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 at Lakeview Funeral Home. Casual dress is suggested.

Roger was born Aug. 9, 1944, in Fairmont, Minn., the son of Harry and Floy (Peglau) Welchlin. He graduated from Fairmont High School in 1962 and was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Cheryle Mathiason, on 6/10/65.

Following graduation, Roger continued his education, receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree at Mankato State College (now Minnesota State University Mankato), and a Master’s Degree at Drake University. Roger began his teaching career at Truman High School where he taught for two years, followed by teaching Biology and Life Science for 34 years at Fairmont High School, before retiring in 2001.

Roger enjoyed many hobbies and interests throughout his lifetime, which included hunting and fishing, a stamp collection, a very unique and fascinating rock collection, vacationing in the mountains, and as well, he graciously assisted his wife in her beautiful flower gardens.

Those grateful in having shared his life, include his wife, Cheryle, of 56 years; brother, Morris (“Mo”) and wife, Sandra, of Billings, Mont.; two daughters, Heidi Welchlin, of Cary, N.C., and Wendy Holden of Minneapolis, Minn.; two grandchildren, Noah Holden and his wife, Krista, of Duluth, Minn., and Quinn Holden of Ames Iowa; as well as many other extended family and friends.

He was proceeded In death by his grandparents, Edward and Frieda (Reim) Peglau; parents, Harry and Floy (Peglau) Welchlin; an infant baby girl; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Raymond and Helen Mathiason; and two brothers-in-law, Joe Feldhake, and John Parcelewicz.

If you wish to express your love and support in remembrance of Roger, the family suggests that memorials be made to a charity of your choice.