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Leonard Ludwig Welker

March 16, 1919 - September 11, 2014
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Leonard L. Welker, age 95 passed away on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Prairie Gardens in Sun Prairie. He was born on March 16, 1919 in Brighton and was the son of Jacob and Mary (Buechner) Welker. Leonard served in the United States Army Air Force during WWII. He belonged to the Pilot CBI, LifeContinue Reading

Chad Berge left a message on September 17, 2014:
When I reflect back on the experiences I’ve had with my grandfather, they are some of the most valuable memories and life lessons that I have. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, and the pictures that I recall always display my grandfather with a big smile on his face. He was continually full of life and in great spirits, maximizing the gifts that we all have. Not only would he enjoy a perfect golf shot, which he still had quite a number of in his 80s alone, but he also found the hooks and slices to be just as enlightening. He took pride in having participated in constructive functions of society, including as an Army Air Force pilot and skilled machinist. Some of my favorite memories were when I’d take my grandparents out for dinner. They were always a prime example of a loving, even playful couple. How often does one sit on an opposing side of a restaurant table observing their grandparents laughing, kidding, and poking one another as if they were kids. They were always young at heart, and they had a beautiful connection with one another; something I strive to match with my wife. Even into his 90s, he enjoyed going for a drive just so he could see and experience something new. He was excited to watch the continual progression of buildings as they were being constructed. He loved to get out into the world; to explore and experience everything life could produce. If I am fortunate enough to make it to his years, with his health, his optimism, and comparable life experiences, then I will feel fortunate to have lived as fulfilling a life as my grandfather had. Thank you for the priceless experiences that could only have been provided by someone with your magnitude of character. We are better people for having shared time with you. With Love, Chad, Sandy, Mikayla, Danika, and Garrett
Roger Boeker left a message on September 17, 2014:
The committee, flight team and board of Badger Honor Flight mourn the loss of their hero, Leonard Welker. We are thankful for his military service and proud to have served him on his journey to Washington, D.C. memorials on October 2, 2010.
Eathan hanley m left a message on September 16, 2014:
Lenard was my grandpa and he ment alot to me. He was always in a good mood that made me feel loved. He loved to play golf and cards with his buddies and i still wont forget the memories he has given me. Everytime we went to wisconsin i would always go on one if his friends golf carts and drive around the neighboorhood. I still wont forget the soud of him laughing. From what i know my grandpa was a great man that was in the army and was also a big part if the subprarie community. I have best wished for him, were ever he is and will never forget him.
Kevin Grinolds left a message on September 15, 2014:
I never met you but I believe in my heart you were a great man who raised a family with love and respect. Words can not express the gratitude I have for your service to provide freedom to me and my family. Rest in peace sir.
sharon faeh left a message on September 14, 2014:
I don't know if I can express what you have meant to me. I have always looked up to you and tried to make you proud. You enjoyed so many activities with a passion and participated in life until the end. You will be remembered as a kind, gentle man who loved his family, was proud to have served his country and wanted to live life to the fullest. I will always cherish the childhood memories that bring a smile to my face. Your sisters graciously were a huge and loving part of our lives. I will cherish the past 2 1/2 years we were given. You are one of a kind and we love you "to the moon and back"! Rest in peace, Dad. LOVE, SHARON
DEBI left a message on September 13, 2014:
Dad--what can I say about a man who in the 1950`s who became a single father and raised 3 daughters 7-3.5 and 2.5 who gave us a home and family oriented life. Thanks to you and all the family help we girls turned out well. Ilove you more than you can imagine..Will miss you more. LOVED by soooo many others. REST IN PEACE and I will think of you often. See U bowling when it thunders, golfing every time I go down 124th st where you collected your golf balls. dancing with Sharon every time a Jitter Bug plays, when I play Sheepshead and Eucher, When I hear the click of a pool ball and see a military plane in the air. LOVE YOU TO THE HEAVENS till we R together again.....
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