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Welker service information

This information is from Billy Welker, son of former Komets owner David Welker, who died Sunday at age 73.

The services will be at Roanoke Funeral Chapel. The viewing will be April 20 at 4 to 8 p.m., and the funeral will be April 21, viewing at 9 a.m. and funeral at 10 a.m.

David Welker was able to have lunch with his family earlier Sunday and spend some time with them, which they are thankful for.

Justin A. Cohn, pro sports coordinator for The Journal Gazette, has been covering the Fort Wayne Komets since 1997. His reporting includes game stories from home and away, features about the players and personalities associated with the Komets, plus coverage of issues affecting hockey at all levels. A native of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Cohn graduated from Emory University in Atlanta. He can be reached at 260-461-8429 or by email at jcohn@jg.net.

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