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 www.rennerfh.com.
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.