Jesse and Merritt Welles
These are Mike's paternal great-grandparents, the
parents of his father's mother. Grandpa Welles loved to farm, and
he loved to work. He was so anxious to get things done, that he
was often seen going around the farm at a trot so that he could
get to the next task quicker.
Grandma was Jesse Welles. She was a gentle soul who
loved the Lord, and was good at being a peace maker. Jesse once
remarked to someone that was telling her about existentialism, "they
will never take my Jesus away from me".