Anthony Welch, 50

Anthony “Tony“ Welch, age 50, of Howard Lake and Maple Plain, passed away at home Jan. 16, 2021, after a valiant 18-month fight against colorectal cancer.

Tony graduated from Orono High School in 1988. He was a co-owner and operator of WW Auto in Howard Lake. He was also an injection moulding operator for American Custom Rotomoulding in Maple Plain.

Tony is survived by his wife, Suzanne (Cochran); parents, Alvin and Colette; sister, Nathalie (David) Leifermann; godson and nephew, Daniel (Jessica); nephews, Matthew and Steven Leifermann; and numerous family and friends.

A warm-weather, outdoor celebration of life will take place at a later date.

A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Blumenreich and staff, and Allina Hospice for their compassion and care.

Funeral arrangements were by Swanson Peterson Funeral Home in Howard Lake, MN. Memorials are preferred.

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