Lori A. Welch, 56 of East Moline, IL died Sunday, April 19, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL. Due to social distancing requirements, no visitation will be held, however, friends and family may pay respects from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 23, 2020 at the Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo, Illinois. One vehicle will be allowed entry at a time. The family will not be present. A graveside service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be left to OSF St. Francis Medical Center or Gilda’s Club. Online condolences can be made at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com.

She was born May 26, 1963 in Fairfield, Iowa to Leroy and Phyllis Paxson Robison. She graduated from Pekin Packwood High School in 1981, attended the University of Iowa and completed her education degree at Marycrest College. She married John "Jack" Welch October 9, 1992 in Las Vegas, Nevada. .

Lori was a teacher for many local schools including; Sherrard, Rock Island (where she helped start year round school program), Willard in Moline, and Lincoln Irving.

She was a member of Gilda’s Club. Lori loved flowers and music.

Survivors include her husband; two sons: Justin Welch of Moline, IL; Cody (Christa) Welch of Coal Valley, IL; one grandchild lovingly expected; parents: Leroy (Phyllis) Robison of Richland, Iowa; Brother: Doug (Melissa) Robison of Richland, Iowa; mother-in-law: Jean Welch of Rock Island, IL; special friend: Ann Cutts of Georgia; nieces and nephews: Hannah (Stratton) Bond of Richland, Iowa; Derek (Hannah) Robison of Cantril, Iowa and many more nieces and nephews.

Lori is preceded in death by an infant son: Lucas; sister-in-law: Marlene Welch, Deborah and Mary; father-in-law: John Welch.