Stanley Welsh

Stanley Welsh

Highland Stanley Welsh, age 81, was called by his Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at his home with his loving wife and children by his side. Stanley was born on April 7, 1931 to the late Ralph and Marie (Bennett) Welsh.

He was proud of being a ’49 graduate of the Highland High School. Stanley married his high school sweetheart, Marilyn Harms on February 24, 1951. Stanley lived life to the fullest and always had a positive attitude that forced its way onto others. He was affectionately known as Buzz. His love for attention often resulted in “accidents” which only gave his friends and family more stories to tell. Stanley was always excited when a new girl was brought around because he loved to win over their hearts with his sweetness. His strong determination helped him defeat cancer multiple times and gave everyone additional years with him. Stanley farmed for 61 years in the Highland area. He began dairy farming with his wife and later passed it onto his sons. He also owned and operated J & S Liquid Fertilizer for many years. Stanley retired to a beef farm later in life where his voice was still heard from his spot on the porch. Highlights in Stanley’s life included many large family gatherings at Northfork, traveling with his wife, Wisconsin Badger Games and many local activities. His greatest joy was the time spent with his family and friends at Northfork. Stanley and Marilyn made the trip to Florida for 30 years together. He was a director for AMPI, a member of Farm Bureau and the White Eagles. He was a 50 year member of the Highland Lion’s Club. Stanley was a dedicated officer and member of the First Presbyterian Church in Highland. His strong spirit can still be found in the places he visited and countless people he touched.

Stanley is survived by his dearly loved wife, Marilyn; children, Larry (Sue); Lynn (Ed) Glanville; Dan (Bambi); Neal (Jeanie) all of Highland; Candice (Paul) Schneider of Waunakee and Tom (Brenda) of Highland; 18 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; two sisters, Kathleen Paxton of TN and Ruth (Arnie) Beckius of Highland; three brothers, Richard (Margie) of Melbourne, FL; Glen of Montfort and Earl (Donna) of Dodgeville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Betty Welsh of Highland; Patricia Bauer of Madison; Gloria (Don) Koller of Spring Green and Alan Harms of Washington as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Stanley will be reunited in heaven with his baby daughter, Cheryl Jean; his parents, Ralph and Marie; his brothers, Wilbur, Walter and Keith; his mother and father-in-law, Homer and Irene Harms; brothers and sisters-in-law, Lavain and Bessie Harms; Eileen Welsh and Harold Shaw as well as infant grandchildren and great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Stanley’s life will be celebrated with memorial services at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, June 4, 2012 at the First Presbyterian Church on Spring Street in Highland. Pastor Ramona Orton will officiate with inurnment in the Highland Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Sunday from 3:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. and again on Monday after 10:00 A.M.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Highland Lion’s Club or the American Cancer Society.