Darrel Gerald Welch
Darrel Gerald Welch, born December 12, 1937, and earned his angel wings on October 30, 2022. He was surrounded by family in his daughter’s home in Goehner, Nebraska. He was married to Darlene Marie Welch on June 20, 1959 and from that union they had five children.
Darrel was born in Walthill, Nebraska and was later adopted at the age of 2 by Lloyd Edgar and Lorena Elvira (Cline) Welch in 1939 from the Nebraska Children’s Home and was then raised in Hubbell, Nebraska.
Darrel loved bowling, camping, traveling, woodworking, building several different things, gambling, spending time with his family and grandchildren, telling jokes plus he never knew a stranger.
Darrel and Darlene owned Welch’s Tax Service, LLC that the only location is still on “O” Street for over 56 years upon his final wishes he wanted the business to continue to be owned by a family member which was honored before his passing.
Darrel loved all his children and grandchildren very much and was the greatest father, husband and grandfather and great-grandfather ever!
Darrel also worked for BNSF for 38 years before retiring in 1998 he also worked for Pepsi-Cola, Meadow Gold, Bear Equipment and many other places. Darrel was also a U.S. Airforce Veteran.
He was a member of the Moose Lodge, Shriners Lodge #305 for Engineers, Sam’s Camping Club, Ole Timers, The VFW Lodge #456 Smart Union for many years.
He is survived by his children: Darla Anne and Daniel Lee Collins, of Goehner, Michael Welch of California, Kimberly (Chris) Hill of Washington and Denise Welch of Lincoln.
Grandchildren: Daniel, Darrel, Jordan and Jared Collins, Justin (Lauren) Messinger, Annette Hancock, Phillip Powell Jr., Caleb Maher and Josiah Welch.
Great-Grandchildren: Maleah, Harley, Grayson Messinger, Rosalind, Christina.
Sister-In-Laws: Linda Moore of Maryland and Barbara Schmit of Fairbury.
He was preceded in death by his wife: Darlene Welch, son: Patrick Welch, his adopted parents Lloyd Edgar and Lorena Elvira (Cline) Welch, birth parents Hoarse “Bud” & Garland Evelina Alton (aka Evelina Leona Birdsall). Sisters: Eileen Booton, Norma Looney, Judy Hale, Judy Patrick and DeLora Alton. Great-Grandson: Waylon Messinger. Granddaughter: Darlene M. Welch (infant). Brother-In-Laws: Lyle Schmit, Gary Schmit, Charles H. Moore.
Memorials are to be sent to the family in care of: Darla Anne Welch-Collins; P.O. Box #137, Goehner, Nebraska 68364.
Services will be held at: St. Michael’s Church in Lincoln, Nebraska. Friday, May 12, 2023 @ 10am for the Rosary and @ 10:30 for the funeral a meal will follow after the services.
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Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.
Condolences for Darrel Gerald Welch
Dad you are already missed by all of us but I am very thankful that I was able to take care of you these almost past 6 years plus have all the time we spent together as a family over the years. My boys loved you and mom very much and life will never be the same without both of you but we will always cherish the memories and your humor! Love ya always!
I’m so sorry for your loss, your dad was definitely one of a kind! I met him almost 20 years ago to do our taxes and I looked forward to seeing him every year. He was a lamb in a bear suit! 🥰 I will always have very fond memories of him.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. ❤️🙏🏻
Saddened to hear of Darrel’s passing, our loss but God’s gain. Patrick and Denise walk in their dads shoes. Our condolences to the extended family. Denise still does taxes like her father did from the same address her father did
Darla and Family
So sorry for your loss!! Darrel & Darlene were friends for many years…from cruising Thayer County after they were married before we all moved to Lincoln. They did our taxes when they first started even came to our house to do them!! Friend at Moose Lodge, Our oldest son worked with Darrel at BNR, and our number 3 son repaired several cars in our garage when he was enrolled at Milford College’ in fact Darrel said with Patrick driving he’d keep him employed jokingly!! Oh the memories
11 My deepest sympathy
Darla, Dan and Boys,
I just learned of your fathers passing and I know how close you were to your parents you were an amazing daughter to take care of both of your parents in their final years. Your parents were so proud of you and I know that you did everything you could for them and were there when you needed them. Let me know when the funeral is, and I will be there. Love to you and your boys as well as Dan. Take care and always keep on the sunny side!
It’s hard to believe you have been gone for over a week not a day goes by that we don’t think of you! I miss you so much dad but know you are at peace with mom and no longer having health issues cause no one is sick in heaven. I love you!