Michael W. Welch SMSgt USAF (Ret)

Michael W. “Mike” Welch  SMSgt USAF (Ret)

November 19, 1944 – September 30, 2021

Age 76

Michael was born in Rumford, Maine, and raised in Dixfield, Maine. He proudly served in the United States Air Force for 24 years and in Civil Service for 23 years.

He was an avid photographer. Michael loved spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many.

Preceded in death by his parents John and Alice Welch; brother Larry Welch; and sister Vicki Houghton.

Survived by his wife of 54 years Orlene Welch; son Scott Welch, daughter Heidi Pesarchick; grandchildren Jakob Pesarchick (Lauren), Kyle Pesarchick (Natalie), Bradley Pesarchick, and McKinzie Welch; and great-granddaughter Charlotte.

Reception of Friends: Tuesday, October 5, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Bellevue Memorial Funeral Chapel.

Celebration of Life Service: Wednesday, October 6, noon, Bellevue Memorial Funeral Chapel.

To view the video of the service, please click the link below.


Inurnment: Wednesday, October 6, 2:00 p.m., Omaha National Cemetery

Military Honors: Offutt Air Force Base Honor Guard

In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or www.lls.org


  • Wendy Rowland Posted October 2, 2021 5:30 am

    Orlene my deepest sympathy. Prayers for you and your family!

  • Maddy Posted October 2, 2021 10:09 pm

    What a beautiful and wonderful man, this world has lost one of its best! If the saying “no one’s really gone unless they’re forgotten” is true then he’ll live on forever. I wish peace for the family……much love.

  • Cahalan Family Posted October 2, 2021 10:40 pm

    We were all saddened to hear of Mike’s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Randy Comeau Posted October 3, 2021 10:24 am

    Oh, Orlene and family, so sorry to hear. My prayers for you and yours.

  • Jon Holmes Posted October 5, 2021 1:50 pm

    Mike was a GREAT friend and classmate. He was an outstanding football, hockey, and baseball player. Orlene, I am SO SORRY for your loss. . I will make a donation to one of Mikes choices. Pryaing for your entire family.

  • Michele Posted October 5, 2021 3:31 pm

    A grand man in so many, many ways. He will be missed.]

  • Ann Gauvin Posted October 6, 2021 11:05 am

    My heart breaks sitting here watching the service my thoughts and prayers to you all. wish i was there to give you all my love and hugs. Thinking of you all Love you all Ann

  • Branden Rolston Posted October 6, 2021 1:08 pm

    I was deeply saddened by the news of Mike’s passing. My heart goes out to you Orlene, and the entire Welch family. You’re all in my thoughts.

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