Keith Clair Welch I

Service

Date: Wed, December 21, 2016
Start time: 11:00 am
Location:
Merle Hay Funeral Home
Address:
4400 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, Iowa 50310
Arrangements By:
Merle Hay Funeral Home

Visitation

Date: Wed, December 21, 2016
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location:
Merle Hay Funeral Home
Address:
4400 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, Iowa 50310

Keith Clair Welch I

August 5, 1933 - December 17, 2016

Keith was born August 5, 1933, in Luana, Iowa, the son of Clair & Vera (Jones) Welch, & died December 17, 2016, in Ankeny, Iowa. He grew up in Hartley, IA, & Spokane, WA, & graduated from Monona, IA, H.S.; served with the US Army in Germany during the Korean War; attended Coe College; was a charter member of the Ankeny Izaak Walton League; operated Welch’s 66 Service in Des Moines; & retired from Lister Industries, LTD.  He had lived in Ankeny the past 52 years.

He married Pat Thompson on December 27, 1958, at the Elkhart Christian Church, & is survived by her & their five children:  Kyle (Mike, dec’d) Helm, Karol (Craig) Greer, Keith II (Missy), Kent (Robin), & Kara (Clint) Wahe.  He & Pat have 12 grandchildren, 16  great-grandchildren, & one great—great granddaughter.  He is also survived by his brother & sister-in-law, Bill & Nancy Welch.

Keith was preceded in death by his parents, son-in-law Mike Helm, sisters Hope Donahy & Jean Spoonemore & brothers-in-law Don Donaghy & Wayne Spoonemore.

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