Craig Alan “Butch” Welter passed away on September 5, 2020 in Ohio from complications of diabetes at age 66. Craig was born to Kenneth D. and Marilynn J. Welter on August 25, 1954 in Crookston, Minnesota.
Craig loved anything outdoors. In his younger years he loved racing. During the summer months he could be found on his motorcycle, and in the winter he loved to be out riding his Snowcats. He was also an avid hunter for deer and ducks. Later in life he enjoyed fishing and he raised Springer Spaniels in Bemidji. Throughout life Craig has lived in countless states including North Dakota, Florida, Minnesota, and Ohio.
Craig is preceded in death by his grandparents Roy and Clara Welter, and Walt and Marie Opdahl, his mother Marilynn Welter, and his daughter Alyssa Welter. He is survived by his father Ken Welter and his siblings Melanie (Robert) Johnson, Randy (Barb) Welter, and Diana Welter, daughters Cody Collette, Jada Welter, Erin (Shane) Welter, and Jocy Welter, plus 15 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren with another great grandchild on the way.
There will be a Memorial Service for Craig in the spring 2021 in East Grand Forks, Minnesota where he will be laid to rest next to his Mother.