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Shawn Lee Welder

October 16, 1967 — June 11, 2022

Visitation: Thursday June 23, 2022 at The Refuge, 8566 Telephone Rd Chandler IN , from 3pm - 8pm


Shawn L. Welder, 54, passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack on June 11, 2022 at Deaconess Hospital.  He was born October 16, 1967, in Evansville, son of Larry Welder and Sherry Edwards (French). 

He was proceeded in death by his mother, grandparents, Joseph & Lila French, and Ralph & Dorothy Lynch, uncles, Michael & Gary French, niece Briana. He is survived by his father (formerly of South Dakota), daughters, Candace & Chelsea Welder, grandchildren, Aubri Schnell, Kashton & Kaycen Raider, sisters, Michele & Shannon Welder, brothers, Bo & Seth Welder (South Dakota) nephews,Damon Welder, Dakota Bradley, niece, Selina Dunn, great niece, Aaliyah Welder, great nephew, Carter Dunn, aunt, Lana Jarvis, uncles, Ronald French (Kathy), Terry Lynch. 

Shawn loved his job, he was employed by Willett Contracting, and thought very highly of his boss,Josh.He loved the outdoors, he enjoyed fishing with his grandkids, he loved listening to Lynyrd Skynyrd and drinking beer by the fire, he was a vivid storyteller, and oftentimes you could relive the story through him.  Shawn was known for making crafts, specifically dream catchers. He loved being able to spend time with his family and friends, striving to spend more time with daughters and grandkids.  He recently started going to church with his daughters, at The Refuge.Shawn had little sayings like "Hell Yeah" and liked to refer to himself as "One". He would always say keep smiling and he loved to make people laugh. He liked singing and making reference to the song,"beer is good,God is great and people are crazy". Shawn always talked about living off the land in a teepee, he didn't want for anything materialistic, just wanted enough to live.  He always spoke of being a better father to his girls, he thought he'd have time... time to make it right.  He had a strong belief in God and would often say, if he's wrong big deal but if he's right, "Hell Yeah" its going to be awesome!  If you knew Shawn, you know he was fiercely loyal to those he loved and would always fight for the underdog, because he was the ultimate underdog.      

In honor of Shawn there will be a celebration of life on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at The Refuge, 8566 Telephone Rd, from 3pm - 8pm. Family and friends are invited and encouraged to attend. More Information is available at Titzer Funeral Home.

If anyone would like to donate flowers, gifts, or food. Please have it sent to The Refuge Christian Church at 8566 Telephone Rd, Chandler, IN 47610 on Thursday June 23rd between 12-3 pm.

To help with funeral expenses a "Go Fund Me account" has been set up for his daughters.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Shawn Lee Welder, please visit our flower store.


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