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Archie J. Wellman Jr. passed away on May 13, 2021. Archie was born on October 28, 1931 to Archie and Katherine Wellman in Lee Township, Midland, Michigan. Archie married Catherine Thrush on June 18, 1949, the love of his life. They were married just weeks away of sixty seven 1/2 years when Catherine passed away.


Archie was employed with the Dow Chemical Company for 27 and a half years before back issues made him retire. Archie enjoyed traveling, fishing, taking all kinds of pictures of his travels and his family, never wanted to just sit around, always looking for something to do. When his health was slowing him down, he truly strived to keep going, kept pushing himself every day.


Archie is survived by two sons: Steven & Bonnie Wellman of Sanford, MI, Randall & Sueanne Wellman of Conroe, TX, one daughter, Barbara & Barry Dice of Sanford, MI, 6 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, 19 great great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers: Samuel, George, James, Michael and sisters, Amanda & Betty.


The Wellman family would like to send a special thank you out to Pat, Steve and all of those who helped care for Archie your kindness was appreciated.


Family services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, May 17, 2021 at Midland Nazarene Church with Rev. Chuck Jacobson officiating. Friends may visit with the family on Monday at the church from 10 am until the time of service. Burial will take place in Sanford Cemetery.


Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Pardee Cancer Fund or charitable found of your choice.


Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Wellman family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.



Condolence Messages

  1. Robert Kelsey

    16 May 2021 4 months ago

    Our sincere sympathy to the family . We grew up with Archie and Cathrine and Steve, Barb ,and Randy . Such great childhood memories out there on 8 mile ..Rest in Peace Archie

  2. Gary and Michelle Suppes Edgewater, Florida

    15 May 2021 4 months ago

    We are so sorry for your loss and our prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  3. Scott and Victoria LaCosse

    14 May 2021 4 months ago

    We are so sad to hear of the passing of our sweet neighbor and friend. We are equally sad that the pandemic created rules that kept us (out of care and respect) so near, but so far, this past year. We treasured his friendship, and will miss him in so many ways.
    We pray the Peace that passes all understanding floods over you in your time of sorrow, and we lift you up in prayer as you go through the days ahead.

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