Lawrence Welker, age 80 of Litchfield, Minnesota, passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Memorial service will be Thursday, August 29, 2013, at 2:00 PM at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Litchfield. Gathering of family and friends will be at the church one hour prior to the service. Military Honors will be provided by the Litchfield Military Honor Guard. Arrangements are with the Hantge Funeral Chapel in Darwin, Minnesota.