Oscar G. Welker, 79, of Jackson, passed away Monday, August 1, 2016 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
He was born July 3, 1937, in Cape Girardeau County, to Fred O. and Susan E. “Lizzie” Newell Welker. He and Rosemund A. Fluegge were married December 16, 1955.
Oscar was a member of the Bread of Life Restoration Center Church in Jackson. He also served on the Board of the Old Salem Cemetery near Millersville. He worked at the former Lenco in Jackson, Potashnick Construction Company, and in 1977 established Oscar Welker and Sons Excavation Company in Jackson. He remained active in the company until the recent decline of his health.
Survivors include his loving wife of over 60 years, Rosemund of Jackson; four children, Ricky (Belinda) Welker, Tim (Michelle) Welker, Debbie (Steve) Hartwig, and Lisa (Jeff) Nagel all of Jackson; seven grandchildren, Gabe and Josh Hartwig, Alison Burger, Kohl and Audrey Welker, Chris Wren, and Alisha Hise; seven great-grandchildren; two siblings, Mike (Carolyn) Welker and Vickie (the late Jimmy) Tankersley both of Jackson; and a son-in-law, Joe Burger of Delta.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Cindy Jo Burger who passed on August 23, 1993; and an infant brother, Jerry Welker.
Visitation is Wednesday, August 3, 2016, from 4 to 8 p.m., at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
The funeral is Thursday, August 4, 2016, at 10:30 a.m., at the funeral home, with the Rev. Greg King officiating.
Interment will be in Old Salem Cemetery near Millersville.
The family appreciates memorials to Mid-American Teen Challenge.
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