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Richard K. "Dick" Welge, age 89, longtime resident of Palos Heights.
Beloved husband of 66 years of Mary K. (nee Northam). Dear father of Richard C. (Terrie) and James W. Welge. Grandfather of Jason and Sarah Welge. Brother of the late John B. (the late Mamie) Welge.
Dick was a retired chemist for Sherwin-Williams and Valspar Corporation, a longtime member and elder of the Palos Park Presbyterian Community Church, and a member and past president of the Palos Lions Club. A Life Scout, and member of the Order of the Arrow, B.S.A., he served on the boards of many local charitable organizations. Visitation Wednesday, September 14th from 3:00 pm until 9:00 p.m. at the Kerry Funeral Home, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights, IL. 60463. Chapel service at the funeral home, Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Interment with Military Honors, Thursday, September 15, 2016 2:00 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his memory may be made to the Knox College (Galesburg, IL.) Scholarship Fund. For additional information please call Van Henkelum Funeral Home 708 448-3530 or www.vanhenkelum.com
Published on September 14, 2016
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