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Robert "Bob" William Welch

Saturday, August 31st, 1935 - Monday, August 17th, 2020
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Robert “Bob” William Welch, 84, of De Soto, KS passed away Aug. 17, 2020. Graveside service and inurnment with military honors 1:00 pm Wed., Aug. 26, 2020 at De Soto Cemetery, De Soto, KS. A Celebration of Life will be held following the graveside at the De Soto VFW Post #6654, 33725 W. 84th St., De Soto, KS. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111. Memorial donations may be made to the De Soto VFW Post #6654. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com

Bob was born Aug. 31, 1935 in De Soto, KS to Orville and Trula (Moody) Welch. He was a lifelong De Soto resident. Bob graduated from De Soto High School in 1954. He served in the United States Army for two years in Friedberg, Germany at the same base as Elvis Presley. Bob married Audrey Marie Cowan on Aug. 26, 1960 in De Soto, KS. He worked as a forklift mechanic and retired from General Motors. Bob was a life member of the De Soto VFW Post #6654 and enjoyed spending Saturdays with his VFW family. He was loved beyond words and will be missed by family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Audrey in 2013 and brother, Lonnie Kilgore. Bob is survived by his son, Mark Alan Welch, De Soto, KS; daughters: Lisa Gaye Welch and Sara Richelle and husband Kevin Ritter, both of De Soto, KS; five grandchildren: Ashley Marie, Brandon James, Cassi Renee, Dylan Wayne and Hayley Grace; three great-grandchildren: Micah, Hayden and Eli and sister, Reta and husband Jim Ellis, De Soto, KS.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    De Soto Cemetery
    Address
    34500 W 87th St
    DE SOTO, KS 66018
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  • Interment

    Location
    De Soto Cemetery
    Address
    34500 W 87th St
    DE SOTO, KS 66018
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  • US Army

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All my love to Bob and his love Marie...forever known as Granny and Papa. I will never forget the first time I had dinner at your house....Papa cooked, and it was really good! You were always there for your kids and your grandkids and no one will ever fill your shoes. Please continue your watch over all of us. We love you very much.
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