Lawrence "Rex" Welborn
Lawrence "Rex" Welborn, age 82 of Faribault, died on Sunday, February 7, 2010 at Pleasant Manor Nursing Home, Faribault.
A memorial visitation will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Thursday, February 11, 2010 from 4 to 7 p.m. with a time of sharing at 7 p.m.
Lawrence Rex, the son of Lawrence and Auretta (Daffer) Welborn, was born April 7, 1927 in Lebanon, NE. He attended Lebanon, NE schools and enlisted in the U.S. Navy upon graduation from high school. He returned to Nebraska after being discharged and attended McCook Junior College and the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He worked for the Nebraska Bureau of Reclamation until in 1957 he joined his brother in law and nephew in founding Randy's Frozen Meats in Faribault, a wholesale meat company. He retired in December of 1987. Rex married Marilyn Dierks at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Chokio, MN on December 4, 1960.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; four children, Stacy Welborn of Litchfield, Jon (and Angie) Welborn, Ellen (and Kris) Paulson and Jay (and Diana) Welborn all of Faribault; six grandchildren; two sisters, Leah Warner of Tampa, FL and Auretta Parker of Littleton, CO.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and five sisters.
Memorial gifts in Rex's name may be directed to Faribault Area Hospice.
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Dear Marilyn, Stacy, Jon, Ellie and Jay, I am very sorry to hear about Rex's passing. I still have very fond memories of Rex, his sense of humor, card playing skills and his very genuine, warm and friendly personality. You all were like a 2nd family to me. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers!! Todd
Dear Welborn Family - Please accept my condolences for your loss. I will always remember playing basketball with Jon and Jay, while having Mr. Welborn taking a few trick shots and passes with us. We know he is a huge sports fan and I think that where he is watching Nebraska football games now, the Cornhuskers always win. Once again, I am very sorry for your loss. Sincerely, David Sauer
Marilyn and family, Ollie and I send our sympathy. I wish I could be there to give you a hug! Always enjoyed Rex's fun sense of humor. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Be by to see you when we get back to Faribault. Diane
Stacy - I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. He always used to tease me and make me laugh every time I saw him. I know he was a good man and a good father. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Home today with a snowstorm blowing outside, I remember when Stacy and I were young and Rex shoveled the snow to an area on the driveway so we could have a great time sledding! Rex's kindness, humor, hard work, and generosity permeate my memories. I know this loss is heartbreaking, as was witnessing his declining health these last few months. All my love and prayers for your family at this difficult time.