Duker & Haugh Funeral Home

Obituaries

Robert J. "Bob" Welchert

Robert J. "Bob" Welchert

Robert J. "Bob" Welchert age 91 of Quincy died on Friday, January 31, 2020 in Blessing Hospital. He was born in Quincy on July 21, 1928, a son of Ben and Marguerite Welchert. Bob married Ruth S. Richmiller on October 17, 1953 in Quincy's St. Mary Catholic Church, and they celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary in 2019.

Bob began his working career at Huck Fixture Co. and from there went to work for Brinks Armored Truck Services.
When Brinks closed their Quincy branch, Bob went to work in Security at Mercantile Bank. He then drove nationwide for Knapheide until he officially retired. He was a 1947 graduate of Quincy High School.

He was proud to have served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, where he achieved the rank of Sergeant First Class in the Med Corps.

Bob was a member of Blessed Sacrament Parish. His other memberships included the V.F.W., American Legion Post #37 and Elks Lodge #100.

Bob never met a stranger, and he had a wonderful way of treating everyone well, regardless of their circumstances.

In addition to his wife Ruth, survivors include his daughter, Lisa Jansen and her husband Kurt; a grandson, Jacob Jansen all of Olathe, KS: A sister-in-law, Anna Bridgman; three nieces, Janice Swart; Nancy Romine who is also his Goddaughter, and Laura Nihiser all of Chattenooga, TN. Many other brothers and sisters-in-law; nieces and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Bernard Welchert.

Funeral services will be on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Church by Rev. Chris Comerford. Interment will be in St. Boniface Cemetery with military honors to be provided by American Legion Post #37 and the U.S. Army National Guard Honors Detail. Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association or to the American Lung Association.www.dukerandhaugh.com

Submit a Condolence ›

Condolences

From:
Kathy Boll
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I'm sorry to hear of Bob's passing, I know he will greatly missed. Such a wonderful person, I'm glad I got to know him.
From:
Jeanine Tode Martin
Monroe, GA
Comments:
I have not seen Mr. Bob since 1986ish when I worked at Prudential Insurance when it was close to the Coach House. He would come in and pick up our office deposits. Always professional, always friendly, always helpful. He was such a nice man and I never forgot him. Sending my condolences to his family.
From:
dick & pat wentura
quincy, IL
Comments:
Dear Welchert Family,
Thinking of you.
Dick & Pat Wentura
From:
Michael McClain
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Our sincere sympathy to Ruth and the entire family. He was a gracious and caring gentleman. No doubt he is in heaven. God Bless, Mike and Cinda
From:
Mary F. McDowell
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Dear Ruth,
I am so sorry about Bob's death. I will keep you in my prayers and the repose of Bobs soul too.
I have been in Florida since mid December and coming home Feb 19th. I am now 98 and still going strong.
Love you.
Mary Frances and my son Paul Geers
From:
Mavis Lantz
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I am so sorry to hear of this. Please accept our deepest sympathies. He was such a nice man!