Erik W. Welter, age 38, of Morgan, Minnesota, passed away as a result of a trucking accident west of Morgan, on Thursday, August 22nd, 2019. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 am Friday, August 30th at the First United Methodist Church in Redwood Falls, with burial in the St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery in Morgan. Visitation will be held from 4 pm until 8 pm on Thursday at the Nelson-Hillestad Funeral Home in Redwood Falls and will continue from 10 am until 11 am at the First United Methodist Church in Redwood Falls on Friday.
Erik William Welter, the son of Mark and Janet (Robinson) Welter, was born on February 20, 1981 in Redwood Falls, Minnesota. Erik grew up in Morgan and on the farm. He attended Cedar Mountain Schools and graduated in 1999. He also attended CDL/Truck driving school. Erik worked for Morgan Grain and Feed, Harvest Land and Farmward as a truck driver. He loved all of his side trucking jobs, Keith Kerkhoff hauling sweetcorn, Tyler Kerkhoff Trucking, Butch and Brandon Kerkhoff helping with harvest.
Erik was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church. He loved driving truck, playing darts, pool, and poker. Erik was a MACC member. He enjoyed working on the farm. Erik loved spending time with family and friends. Erik married Theresia (Hilde) Hernandez on August 5, 2017.
Erik is survived by his wife, Theresia, children, Dameon of Ellsworth, Iowa, Blake, Andrew, and Rylan of Morgan and Bella, his dog. Also survived by his mother, Janet Welter of Morgan, siblings, Melissa (Justin) Abeln of Shakopee, Minnesota, Jody (Mark) Trog of Belle Plaine, Minnesota, nieces and nephews, Cameron, Mackenzie, Alixandra, Caleb, Elizabeth, Joseph, Katelynn, Andrew Jr., Allen, Arthur, Archer, Kaylee, Claire, Kenzie, Kayson and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Erik is preceded in death by Grandpa and Grandma Robinson, Grandpa and Grandma Welter, his dad, Mark Welter, his uncles, Steven Welter and Tom Johnson and cousins, Carl and Nancy.
Blessed be his memory.