Mark Wellen

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Mark Alfred Wellen, 63, of Belleville, IL, born October 16, 1954, in Breese, IL, died Sunday, December 24, 2017, at Kindred Hospital, St. Louis, IL.

Mr. Wellen was a self-employed painting contractor.  He was an avid artist and ceramic maker.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence “Bud” and Ann, nee Ingram, Wellen; three brothers, Gary, Brad and Rick Wellen; and a sister, Patricia Wellen.

Surviving are his three sons, Adam (Robyn) Wellen of Freeburg, IL, Eric Wellen of St. Louis, MO, and Alex Wellen of Breese, IL;
four grandchildren, Jim, Lex, Clark, and Henry Wellen;
five brothers, Steve (friend Jan) Wellen of New Baden, IL, Clarence Wellen Jr. of West Cliff, CO, Kevin (Deb) Wellen of Trenton, IL, Charlie (Nita) Wellen of Canon City, CO, and Tom (Pat) Wellen of Double Oak, TX;
and three sisters, Debbie Wellen of Canon City, CO, Yo Wellen of Pueblo, CO, and Susie Wellen of Canon City, CO.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Memorial Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, December 30, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.



9 Comments on Mark Wellen

Lauren Jensen said : Guest Report Jan 07, 2018 at 5:18 PM

I was saddened to hear of Mark's passing, from his sister Deb Wellen my neighbor in Canon City. I always enjoyed Mark's presence at the Desert Reef hot springs pool where we enjoyed soaking and chatting in the sunshine. Mark was a nice guy and he is missed.

  • Canon City
  • Colorado
Mary True Bendorf said : Guest Report Dec 31, 2017 at 6:54 AM

So sad to read of Mark's passing....tears with fond memories growing up with the Wellen's. My deepest sympathy and will keep you all in my thoughts.

  • Santa Fe
  • NM
Connie Mielke said : Guest Report Dec 29, 2017 at 3:33 AM

I met Mark in the art dept at SWIC. He had a kind and gentle soul and he made the world a better place. My sincere condolences to family.

  • O Fllon
  • IL
Dale\Donna Boysen said : Guest Report Dec 29, 2017 at 1:29 AM

So sorry , we send many prayers and Blessings to all . May Mark rest in the arms of Our Lord ! from Dale & Donna

  • Canon City,
  • Colorado
Jan Hoyer said : Guest Report Dec 28, 2017 at 7:47 PM

I wish it could have been different for you, Mark. You were so sweet, so fun, so talented when we were growing up. Rest in peace, old friend. My deep condolences to Wellen family. My heart goes out to all of you.

  • Portland
  • OR
Sandy Bann Seipp said : Guest Report Dec 28, 2017 at 4:35 PM

I went to high school with Mark and we became friends. Mark was a sweet,fun and talented person with a beaming smile. Time stands still for me there and that's how I'll always remember him. PEACE FOR MARK AND HIS FAMILY.

  • New Baden
  • Illinois
Bruce Aud said : Guest Report Dec 28, 2017 at 12:59 AM

Mark... You and I talked a lot about survival and faith in our Lord. We shared both. I'd so hoped we'd have a chance to enjoy each other's company again, but that's not to be. I'm happy that the struggles you experienced are over and that you now know the loving comfort and healing of our Lord and Savior, first hand, up close and personal. You're home... your forever home. I'll see you again brother... Until then, I'll miss the laughter, the music and the brotherhood we shared. Fly high!!!

  • Belleville
  • IL
Betty Meddows Hopkins said : Guest Report Dec 27, 2017 at 9:36 PM

My sincere condolences to all the family of Mark.

  • Trenton
  • Illinois
Grace Skinner said : Guest Report Dec 27, 2017 at 7:53 PM

God bless you and keep you under the shelter of His Wings. Until we meet again! XOXO

  • Jacksonville
  • FL

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