David L. “Big D.” Wellinski, 81, of La Porte, Indiana passed away Sunday, April 5, 2020.
David was born March 25, 1939 in Rolling Prairie, Indiana to Martin and Gertrude (Turcznski) Wellinski.
On September 9, 1961 David married Patricia A. Zarr who survives with sons, Robert (Mary) Wellinski, Stephen Wellinski, Gregory Wellinski; a sister, Mary Jo Mueller; brothers, Joseph Wellinski and James (Rosemary) Wells; grandchildren, Alan (Victoria) Wellinski, Matthew (Dare) Wellinski, Julia Wellinski, Michael Wellinski, John Paul Wellinski, Rebecca Wellinski, Addison Wellinski, Melody Wellinski; a great granddaughter, on the way; the family dog, Lady; several nieces and nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Angeline Baud, Margaret (Vernon) Boyce, Phyliss (Richard) Kratz, Norma Wellnicki; and a brother-in-law, Clay Mueller and sister-in-law, Bonnie (Rodgers) Wellinski.
David was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, sang in a Barbershop Quartet and graduated in 1957 from Rolling Prairie High School.
Cremation has taken place. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at St, Joseph Catholic Church in La Porte, with Reverend Ian Wiliams officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Vincent De Paul food pantry, 109 C. Street, La Porte, Indiana 46350 or the La Porte County Animal Shelter, 2855 Indiana 2, La Porte, Indiana 46350.
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