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".