James Vincent Welsh, 84, of Williamsburg, passed away Sunday, July 24, 2011, surrounded by his children, from kidney failure at Marengo Memorial Hospital. He had been ill for several months. Funeral mass was held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Williamsburg July 28, with burial following at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Holbrook.
Jim is survived by eight of his nine children: Laura Engler of Mitchellville, Jan Welsh (Bruce Fairbanks) of Cincinnati, Ohio, Marita Welsh of West Des Moines, Joan Welsh-Grabin (Joel Grabin) of Oxford), Bob Welsh (Nancy) of Williamsburg, Diane Lotz (Bob) of North Liberty, Tom Welsh (Holli) of Williamsburg, and Kathy Welsh (Bart Brown) of Iowa City. He also had 13 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother John J. and sister Mary R. Welsh, wife Kathleen A., son Williams J., and granddaughter Bond M. Grabin.
Memorials may be directed to the Williamsburg Public Library, and Friends of Old St. Michael’s. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com  under obituaries.