Remembering Marv Welstead

Remembering Marv Welstead

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

A man known for his benevolence, community involvement and undaunted fight against Alzheimer’s disease has died.

Marvin Welstead died Saturday at Methodist Fremont Health.

He was 98 years old.

Welstead was one of the founders of the Fremont Area Community Foundation, which has provided funds for a multitude of causes from feeding families and providing scholarships to promoting the arts.

Most recently, the Fremont man was perhaps best known for helping raise thousands of dollars for Alzheimer’s disease research. In the midst of this, he was a mentor and someone with a wealth of community knowledge.

“Marv’s impact on the Fremont area and many of its nonprofit organizations is immeasurable; His ability to identify a need and formulate a plan to address it really made him a visionary,” said Melissa Diers, FACF executive director. “His memory was remarkable. Not only did I rely on him for guidance with foundation business, but I also relied on him for the institutional memory of our organization.”

Read the entire story from the Fremont Tribune here.