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Shane Robert Welbes

09/10/1970 - 05/12/2022
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Shane Robert Welbes was born in Portsmouth, Virginia on a Naval base September 10, 1970, to John and Diane Welbes. He was first diagnosed with stage 2 colon cancer in 2013 and battled through highs and lows of this rollercoaster knowing time was precious. For 8 years, 7 months, and 12 days Shane Robert Welbes (51) fought colon cancer.

On May 12, 2022, this world lost the best husband (wife Erika), father, and partner in life. He was always a voice of reason and his smile lit up any room. The summer season was his favorite with boat rides, wakeboarding / wake surfing adventures, and we were happy to be his crew.

He was a man of his word, co-leader of team Welbes, amazing father to his three children (Colin 32, Phoenix 12, and Brody 10). He was talented beyond comprehension and had a natural creative vision. His art was his therapy and surrounds the family home, this creative vision lives on through his children.

I know he fought harder and longer than anyone ever expected. He was the strongest man I've ever met. To his last breath he was surrounded by the love of his family. Besides his wife and children Shane leaves behind his father John, his brother Jesse and his husband Brian, and many other family members, friends, and loved ones.

Shane was preceded in death by his mother Diane Welbes.

He will forever be missed as an anchor in our lives, but ever present in our hearts.

A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, June 5, 2022, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Fin & Feather 22 W. Main St. Winneconne. We will be playing videos he filmed and created of wakeboarding, wake surfing, and other adventures. The celebration is located where we were married. If you knew my husband or the family consider this an invite to celebrate and tell stories about this amazing man.

For a news article highlighting Shane’s art, go to: waupacanow.com/2021/09/22/artist.

Mueller Funeral Home-Winneconne is assisting the family. If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfh.net.

Lynette Jandl wrote on June 4, 2022
Oh Erika, you are so amazing. I think this must have all been incredibly hard. My heart goes out to you and the boys. They had a heck of a role model for a really great dad so they will have good lives. I wish you so much good in your life. And peace and comfort. Love and hugs.

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