Donald H. Welch

August 26, 1934 - August 10, 2009

08/26/1934 - 08/10/2009

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Visitation
Thursday August 13, 2009
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, OH 43947
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Cemetery
Friday August 14, 2009
Holly Memorial Gardens
P.O. Box 36
Colerain, OH 43916
740-546-3351 Jo | Directions
Service
Friday August 14, 2009
11:00 am
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, OH 43947
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Visitation
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home
3900 Central Avenue
Shadyside, OH 43947
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DONALD H. WELCH 74 of Key, Bellaire, Ohio passed away Monday August 10, 2009 from a battle with cancer.

He was born August 26, 1934 a son of the late Ralph and Margaret Welch.

Don was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, he was employed as a coal miner at North American’s # 3 mine for 21 years. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved ballroom dancing, polka and was also a member of the Ohio Valley Promenaders square dance group. Don was an active person and loved life.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of fifty years, Dorma Hicks Welch, three sisters, Ruth Meadows, Dorthea Kunckle and Mary Lou Welch and two brothers, Franklin D. and Billy Welch.

Surviving are two daughters, Joyce Terry Plesko of Jacobsburg, Ohio and Donna Speece of Bellaire, Ohio, two sons, Darrell Gail Welch of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Bill Debbie Welch of Wellsburg, West Virginia. Also seven grandchildren, Josh Plesko, Annie Pottersnak, Jayla Speece, Dennan Welch, Allisha Welch, Logan Welch and Justin Welch and five great grandchildren, Caitlin, AJ and Charles Pottersnak, Ainslee and Maryn Plesko. Also one sister, Pat Eubanks of Bridgeport, Ohio and two brothers, Harry Welch of Wisconsin and Ralph “Butch” Welch of Alledonia, Ohio and his girlfriend and dance partner, Nancy Gilli of Bellaire, Ohio.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory 3900 Central Avenue Shadyside, Ohio on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm where services will be held on Friday at 11 am with the Rev. Jack Palmer officiating.

Interment in the Holly Memorial Gardens at Pleasant Grove, Ohio with Full Military Honors by the Moundsville Veterans Honor Guard.

Share your thoughts and memories with Don’s family at altmeyer.com.

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Janice Gilli Gwin
7 years ago

Don will be sorely missed by everybody that knew him, especially his family and my mother Nancy.

Cheryl Gilli Butler
7 years ago

I never saw Don without a smile on his face. His love of life and those around him was contageous, and will continue to live on through those who were touched by his joy.

Jamie Gilli Lamb
7 years ago

I only had the pleasure of knowing Don for a brief period of time, but know that he will be greatly missed by all who knew him and what a wonderful person he was.

Michael Gilli
7 years ago

In the short time I knew Don, I grew to realize he was a good person and made my mother Nancy very happy. He will be missed.

Janie Murray
7 years ago

Joyce & Terry ~

I am very sorry for your loss. Don was a very upbeat & happy person and I am glad I had the priviledge of knowing him this last year or so through dancing. He will be missed and you all will be in my prayers.

Leslie Hakr Libertosky
7 years ago

Let the cherished memories stay alive forever and soothe your spirit during this difficult time.

Find comfort knowing your parents are now together watching over you.

Thoughts and Prayers.

BettyTurvey Skerry
7 years ago

My heart is with you. I wish I could be there in person for the family that has always been there for me.

A man of constant goodness, love, and smiles lives on forever in our memories.

Angela Feenerty
7 years ago

So sorry to hear about your dad. I’ll remember him as always smiling.

Kenneth Ramsay
7 years ago

Sorry for your loss..

Our thoughts and prayers are with you..

Ken & Phoebe Ramsay

Old Neighbor
7 years ago

What a great person Don was. The Welch’s were great neighbors on the Ridge. You will not find any better people than Don and Dorma. Take great comfort in knowing that they are together once again in heaven.