Robert "Bob" Welsh
Robert Earl Welsh of Wauzeka passed away on August 14th, 2021 at his residence after a short illness. Bob was born on June 1, 1938, in Boscobel, the son of Earl S. Welsh and Mae (Payne) Welsh. The family visited California in Bob's early childhood along with his Grandfather Payne and Uncle Paul Payne. Although meant to be only a visit, that visit became a 12 year relocation during which Bob's SISTER and BROTHER were born. Bob loved the land in southern California and especially loved the Pacific Ocean.
Bob's Grandfather Payne then led the family to southern Missouri where Bob and his siblings attended school with Bob graduating from Neosho HIgh School in 1956. Bob always greatly enjoyed his high school reunions and travelled to attend them whenever he could.
After graduation, Wisconsin soon called to Bob and he returned to his birth state and began a family of his own. His children, all of whom were very involved in Wauzeka's "Little Britches Rodeo" and remained so for over a decade. Bob was also happily involved in Prairie Du Chien's Children's Ranch and Villa Louis, as well as the Muskets & Memories Celebrations in Boscobel.
For over four decades the children of Wauzeka School District knew and laughed with Bob as he was the driver of their school bus and travelling the country roads twice a day. Bob drove for generations of Wauzeka families and became as much a part of their daily lives as the land itself which Bob so loved.
On September 22, 2001 Bob was united in marriage to Luba Trubnikova in the Sacred Heart of Jesus church in Wauzeka. During their years together, they worked as one on many projects and endeavors including efforts towards memorialization of the Civil War and recognition of those families whose ancestors fought in that war. Bob was also very politically active and his efforts have been acknowledged and his unwavering loyalty duly noted. In his later years, Bob rose to become the elected Chairperson of the Democratic Party of Crawford County and was active at both the local and state levels.
Bob is survived by his loving wife Luba, of Wauzeka, his children; Robert (Peggy) Welsh of Gillette Wy., Bill (Shonda) Welsh of Texas, Mary Jean (Ramie) Haines of Gillette Wy., Jackie (Darin) Morgan of Gillette Wy., 9 Grandchildren Bobby Welsh, Brian Welsh, Wyatt Welsh, Amanda Welsh, Lane Walsh, Bridgette Harris, Nikki Maly, Ali Morgan, Jay Morgan, 11 Great-Grandchildren. A sister Ethel Biba of Waunakee,. A brother Paul Welsh of Wauzeka.. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson Bo Morgan., .
A Memorial Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday August 27, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Wauzeka. Father Rajan Anandan officiating. Burial in the Wauzeka Cemetery, Wauzeka Wisconsin. Friends may call on Friday August 27, 2021 from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Wauzeka. A Celebration of Life service will follow at 1:00 P.M. at Century Hall in Wauzeka . Online condolences can be sent to www.kendallfuneralservice.com
The family of Bob Welsh politely asks that during this challenging time, that memorial donations be made to:
P.O. Box 306
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