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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  1. Barbara Alexander

    Rosemund and family,

    I was saddened to see that Oscar has passed. I will never forget the times when he and Marshal took their friend “Harvey” to the resturant with them. After all these years this memory makes me still smile. Your memories of Oscar will always keep him close to you. May God bless and keep you and your family, in His ever loving arms and comfort you.

    Barbara (Smith) Alexander

  2. Mark Wissmann

    My condolences go out to your family. Oscar was always a pleasure to be around. He was one of the best operators that I’d seen, met him at Drurys in 1974. He would always help you out when you needed something done. I know your family will have a void that can’t be filled, may God bless you.

  3. Larry and Tammie Koenig

    I am so sorry to hear that your father passed away. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. He is in a better place and no longer suffering. Accept our condolences. Cherish all the good memories you have.

  4. Leisa

    I am so sorry to hear about Oscar. Prayers for strength, peace and comfort during this time.

    Leisa Floyd

  5. Mary

    So sorry for the loss of your father. Keeping you in my prayers and thoughts. May God bless you and give you peace during this time.
    Mary Kay Retherford-Freeman

  6. Tammy Mueller

    I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Tammy (Friedrich) Mueller

  7. Cathy & Alan Raines

    We are so sad to see of Oscars passing. He was one of the nicest, sweetest men we ever had the pleasure of knowing. Heaven truly gained an angel from earth. The family is in our thoughts and prayers!

    Alan & Cathy Raines

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