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Jay "Bird" Wellman

Jay "Bird" Wellman

Jay "Bird" Wellman, age 53, of Fowler, died Friday, July 8, 2022 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.

He was born December 28, 1968 in Quincy, the son of Donald and Sharon Bockenfeld Wellman.

He is survived by his parents, Don and Sharon of Quincy; one daughter, Abigail Hildebrand of Fowler; siblings, John (Linda) Wellman, Jodee (Steve) Wellman-Hollensteiner and Jeanette Wellman, all of Quincy; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Joy Wellman.

Mr. Wellman attended St. Anthony Grade School and graduated from Quincy Notre Dame and Spoon River Community College. He worked for Ron's Tire for several years and was currently employed by Sharkey Transportation in Quincy, as a mechanic and tire man, since 2004. He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and Ducks Unlimited. Jay was a true outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing, camping, gardening and raising his chickens. He was a lover of animals especially his dogs, Benny, Remington and Duke. Jay's pride and joy and the love of his life was his daughter, Abigail.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, July 15, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 14, 2022, from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church. Memorials are suggested to St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery or to the family for assistance with final expenses. Messages may be shared online at www.dukerandhaugh.com. Duker and Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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From:
Linda and Larry Snyder
Quincy, IL
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Thinking of the family.
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Liz Alonzo
Mendon, IL
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Abigail,
Your dad, you and your family are in my prayers. I'm very sorry for your loss.
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Kathy Ginster
Gulf Shores, AL
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JoDee, I am so sorry for your loss! Hugs my friend!
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Sharon Chapman
Quincy, IL
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So sorry for your lose. Thoughts and prayers for the family.
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Tammy Lummer
Quincy, IL
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Sending my thoughts and prayers to the family. Thank you Jaybird for always being the best of friend to my father Bob Humes and always giving that fatherly advice to us kids growing up. You will be missed dearly.
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Eva Williams
Quincy, IL
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To the Wellman Family
I do remember Jay he was very young when I left home and got married . But we all grew up together and there is not 1 word that is unlikable or loveable about any of you, I did not get to see him grow up that all the other of us , but you know what in knowing your family for years there's not 1 doubt in my mind he's a very awesome man , he came from an awesome family so he's just as awesome as you are.
My heart weighs so heavy for all of you 💔 it breaks my heart.
I do know for a fact that there are no words that I could say that will take your pain away, but please know and believe my heart is heavy , your all in my prayers, your in my thoughts and I so hope that you will beable to find peace and comfort at this very sad time.
I'm so very sorry 😞 😔 😟
A long old friend and neighbor
Eva Williams
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Angel
Quincy, IL
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I was so sad to hear of Jay’s passing. My heart goes out to all of Jay’s loved ones. Wishing you God’s peace and comfort.
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Becky (Griggs)Huff
Belton, MO
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So sorry for your loss
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David and Susie Ohnemus
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Deepest sympathy and prayers
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Richard & Harriet Dooley
Hannibal, MO
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So sorry to learn of your loss/
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Mark Earl Warren
Plainfield, IL
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I worked with Jay for 20 years in the tire business. I’m so sorry to hear this news. He always had a joke or something funny to say. My prayers are with the family. Our loss is Heaven’s gain.
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Jake/Jeff Stroot
Quincy, IL
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Jake / Stroot
Quincy, IL
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Please know are thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time
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Amber Wellman
Quincy, IL
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Jaybird will be missed dearly. Thoughts and prayers.
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Charlie and Shelli Hoffman
Quincy, IL
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So sorry for your loss sending prayers for family
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Steve Emerick
Maryland Heights, MO
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My deepest condolences to the entire Wellman family.
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Chris & Meg Benner
Quincy, IL
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Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to the Wellman family. Jay will be missed!
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Loretta Wardlow
Fowler, IL
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Abigail and Wellman family: I am so sorry for the family's loss. May God grant you comfort at this time.
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Penny Bockenfeld
Quincy, IL
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You were a wonderful kind person Jay Bird. My thoughts and prayers are with you all
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Angela Kill
Clayton, IL
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Abigail I am thinking of you!!!
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Denise Williams
Quincy, IL
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Such a kind & loving soul! He will be missed but God needed him and called him home. RIP Jaybird!
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John and Terri Umthun
Montrose, IA
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We are very sorry to hear of Jay’s passing. May God give the entire family much peace and love at this time. Love to you all. ❤️
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Jill Hall
QUINCY, IL
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To the Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Jay as always being a happy guy and a great person. He was also very funny and would make me laugh. I know he will be missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Gary and Jill
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Ginger Madison
Liberty, IL
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My deepest sympathy. Jay.Bird didnt know a stranger,his laugh was contagious, along with that smile.we've shared a lot of )aughs,tears,and a few wild fishing stories. RIP my friend, I'll have a cold one for you.
From:
Vickie Wellman Derhake
Quincy, IL
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All my prayers are with you guys Jay was a great guy.
From:
Susan Duesterhaus
Quincy, IL
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So sorry for your loss. Jay will be missed by anyone who had the privilege to meet him.
From:
Larry & Patti Veile
Nebo, IL
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Our deepest sympathies. You are in our thoughts and prayers.