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Gregoire Alan 'Greg' Welty
Gregoire Alan ‘Greg’ Welty

WILLIAMSBURG — Gregoire Alan “Greg” Welty, 57, believed to have passed away Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, was found in the woods of Charles City County Wednesday, Aug 26, 2020.

He was born Feb. 9, 1963, at St. Joseph Hospital, Flint, Michigan. Greg Welty graduated from Brighton High School, Brighton, Michigan, in 1981 and received his high school diploma. He took some courses at then Cleary College in Howell, Michigan, while working toward a degree in Business Administration. Greg was married to Kimberly G. Heussner Sept. 1, 1990. They were married for 29 years.

Greg worked in the HVAC industry for 29 years. He worked for Lakeside Service Company in Brighton, Michigan, for 13 years. He also worked for Geofurnace in Traverse City, Michigan, and AAA Service Company in Howell, Michigan. In 2007, he moved his family to Williamsburg and was a territory manager for Gemaire Distributors for nine years. He also worked for a couple of other distributors, Griffith Heating and Cooling, Midlothian, and later Northway Marketers, Hoboken, New Jersey, as a manufacturer’s rep in HVAC. It was often said he could “sell ice to an Eskimo.” He was a conscientious salesperson, honest and fair to all in his business practices.

He liked Michigan football, travel and yardwork. He was a champion roller skating speed skater during the years that his family owned Rollerama, Brighton, Michigan. He also was a Cub Scout den leader and assistant cub master. He enjoyed fishing with his son and collecting bottles, rocks and sand from his travels. He enjoyed making wooden crosses and taking his family on spontaneous family adventures.

Greg was preceded in death by his mother, Carole Anne Perry; father, Rex Alan Welty; and brother, Scott Jamison Welty.

He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Welty; daughter, Mikaela Welty; son, Joshua Welty; mother, Lynne Welty; sisters, Lyn Welty Lee and Lori Steward; and brother, Michael Fuhst.

Funeral visitation will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. for the family and from 3 to 6 p.m. for the public Saturday, Sept. 12, at Bucktrout Funeral Home, Williamsburg. A Christian service will be held at King of Glory Lutheran Church at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept 13. Attendance, due to COVID-19, will be by invitation only. The service will be livestreamed to be enjoyed by all at KOGVA.tv. Greg Welty will be interned with a graveside service at Lakeview Cemetery, Howell, Michigan, with friends and family gathering outside following the service. Date, time and location of the gathering will be announced.

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