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Richard M Welk

11/24/1940 - 03/15/2017

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date: 03/20/2017

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Richard M. Welk, 76, of Grandview, passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at his home.

Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 20, 2017, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Vicar Kyle Seibert of the Zion Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will take place in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 until 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the family in care of Neva Welk. Online condolences:

Richard was born on November 24, 1940, in Muscatine, the son of Edward and Vera Byrd Welk. He was a graduate from Iowa State University in Engineering.

He served in the Army National Guard of Iowa from 1964 until 1970.

He married Neva Marie Herlein Volkl in June of 1981, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Muscatine.

He retired from Morgan Trucking after 22 years of service.

He liked gardening, and enjoyed nature and bird watching. He also had a pilot’s license.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Neva Welk of Grandview; five sons, Howard Volkl of Muscatine, Wayne Volkl and wife, Shelley, of Center Point, John Volkl of Davenport, Tim Volkl and wife, Lynn, of Muscatine, Roy Volkl and wife, Vicki, of What Cheer; one daughter, Dorothy Sturmer and husband, Jim, of Crawford, Nebraska; several grandchildren; and one sister, Donna Gricus and husband, Paul, of Rhode Island.

He is preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.