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James Franklin Welsh

February 13, 1939 — December 8, 2015

James Franklin Welsh, age 76 of L’Anse, MI passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at home. Jim was born February 13, 1939 in L’Anse, MI the son of Herbert and Helene Welsh. Jim lived in L’Anse his entire life. He owned Jim’s Fireworks, worked at Wigwam Industries, and as an alcohol counselor for New Day Treatment Center. Jim also repaired watches and often said, “I can fix anything but a broken heart”. Jim was a member of Most Holy Name of Jesus Saint Kateri Church and served on the parish council and finance committee. He also was a member of KBIC, Ojibwa Seniors, Assinins Culture Group, and Standing Rock Tribe. Jim enjoyed visiting, wild ricing, mowing the lawn, fishing, baseball, football, car racing, cars and his Cadillac. Some of his favorite sayings that are well remembered, “Easy does it.”, “This to shall pass.”, “One day at a time.”, and “You’re looking good.” Surviving are his brother Douglas Welsh of L’Anse; sisters, Judith Smith of L’Anse, Margaret LaTocha of Eagle River, Alaska and Aleta (Alexie) Jimmi of Anchorage, Alaska; aunts, Fanchon Boyette of Milwaukee, WI, and Gerlinda Picard of L’Anse; uncle Richard Francois of L’Anse; Evangeline Fasthorse family; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Preceding Jim in death are his parents; brothers Herbert and Vine Welsh; sisters Mary Wilson, and Catherine Welsh. Visitation will be held on Friday, December 11th from 6-9 p.m. at the Jacobson Funeral Home in L’Anse. Parish prayers and rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will also be held on Saturday from 10-11:00 a.m. in the church hall at Most Holy Name of Jesus St Kateri Church. Jim’s funeral mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Most Holy Name of Jesus St Kateri Church in Assinins with Fr. Corey Litzner officiating. Burial will be in the L’Anse Evergreen Cemetery. A luncheon will follow the burial in the church hall. The Jacobson Funeral Home is assisting the family. Friends may sign Jim’s guest book or send condolences at www.jacobsonfuneralhome.com .


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