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Marcia Dee Welch

January 24, 1946 - July 08, 2022


Marcia Dee Welch

January 24, 1946 - July 08, 2022


Obituary For Marcia Dee Welch

Marcia Dee Welch, age 76, of Fitchburg, WI passed away July 8th from complications due to Alzheimer’s.

Born to the late M.D. and Maxine Newcomer, January 24, 1946, in Galesburg, IL, Marcia graduated from Galesburg High School then received a B.A. in Biology from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1968. After graduating college Marcia married in Denver CO, raised two children in the Chicago area, and relocated to Madison, WI to pursue growing her business and personal interests.

Marcia is survived by her family and the many, many people she made an indelibly positive impact on.

In 1986 Marcia Welch took a chance on herself, trusted her instincts, and founded Newcomer Supply. 37 years later Newcomer Supply is a leading histology supply company providing products to laboratories all over the country. Marcia would be proud to see what she built continues to grow and thrive. For those of you who knew Marcia know that she was an energetic, straight forward person with little tolerance for peoples BS. For that and many more reasons everyone who knew her, loved and respected Marcia, and her outsized personality.

A celebration of life is being planned for September 18th, 2022. Click on this link to learn more about the event and to RSVP.

Please RSVP by August 26th. If you would like to communicate with the event planner, please email and someone will contact you shortly.

If you are unable to travel to attend the celebration, in lieu of sending flowers, if you feel it is appropriate consider donating to an organization or cause that you feel Marcia would support.

To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:

Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services
2418 N. Sherman Ave.

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  • 08/04/2022

    We worked with Marcia on some developmental research projects several years ago. Marcia was an enthusiastic, knowledgeable and very professional colleague. It was a pleasure and privilege to have known and worked with her. Dr.'s Blair & Joy McMillan

  • 07/31/2022

    My Deepest Heartfelt Sympathies to the family on your loss of dear Marcia. She was a smart, fun and spunky gal. Her knowledge of Histology has been a great help to those of us in the field. Marcia will be greatly missed and fondly thought of.

  • 07/27/2022

    I met Marcia when I attended NSH Convention in Orlando , Florida ( around 1990). She is very intelligent ,practical and caring person. I will miss her, God gained an angel. Rest in peace....Loui Harkins

  • 07/27/2022

    I worked with Marcia for a couple years and we remained friends all this while. It has been a long time since I saw her or spoke to her and my heart is heavy to hear she passed. She was a great lady. We had our challenges in the beginning but we overcame them and I'm a stronger person for knowing her.

  • 07/21/2022

    There is no better friend then a sister And there is no better sister than you. Rest in Peace Your Loving Sister

  • 07/20/2022

    I had lunch with Marcia many times at the Illinois Histotechnology meetings, and every single memory that I have of her involves laughing. She was an absolute joy to talk to, and my histo friends and I will be referencing her stories for the rest of our lives. Marcia was one of a kind and will be sorely missed.

  • 07/20/2022

    Marcia presented one of the first immunohistochemistry workshops for the Wisconsin Histology Society. This subject was cutting edge information for pathologic diagnosis. Marcia was an excellent teacher. She put humor into her lectures making science more understandable. Marcia's status as an educator & later a vendor made her a convenient source for a troubleshooting histology problems. Marcia's wonderful face & sparkling personality was always a highlight at every histology event & symposium. Marcia made an impact on everyone with her big energy & passion for life. I consider myself blessed to count her as a friend, an advisor and a mentor in science. The world will miss the love & sunshine of Marcia Welch. Love always, Jackie xoxo

  • 07/20/2022

    Marcia was and still is, a light in the Inner Focus community. I remember her laugh and positive outlook and I can feel her free spirit darting among the stars as she turns their light on every one of us. Blessings dear ones AlixSandra

  • 07/20/2022

    My little sister, you had to race on ahead as adventurous as always. Your light was luminous from the beginning. Light and love is forever. PN

  • 07/19/2022

    My sincere condolences to the entire Welch family on the loss of Marcia. Marcia and I took the majority of Biology, Chemistry, and Advanced Math Classes together at Illinois Wesleyan University. I will miss my former Classmate and friend. Sincerely, Dr. Jon Suzuki

  • 07/18/2022

    Heaven welcomed a new angel named Marcia. Saddened for the loss here on earth, I will treasure the memory of her kindness... RIP! Love, Michael Wu

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