Lyle Keith Welch
Lyle Keith Welch, 87, of Springfield, died at 6:45 a.m., Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born October 27, 1928 on a farm near Morrisonville, IL to Clarence and Emma Specht Welch. He married Winona Wolfe on November 7, 1964 in Virden, IL.
He is survived by his wife, Winona of Springfield, two children, Debbie Welch of Farmersville and Russ (Bonnie) Welch of Springfield; four grandchildren, Zack Pierceall, Joshua (Brandi) Drendel, Eric (Darci) Welch and Sara Welch; one step-grandson, Jason Beard; four great-grandchildren, Della and Ean Welch and Jacob and Jocelyn Drendel; two sisters, Mildred Reece of Springfield and Berniece Williams of Florida; two brothers, Loren Welch of Texas and W. Paul Welch of Springfield and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by one son, Lyle Welch II, one sister, Eloise Myers and his parents.
Lyle was a life member of Elks Lodge #158. He was employed as a tool grinder for Fiat Allis. He enjoyed having coffee with Paul Bahlow and his friends at Hardees and going to the boat in Peoria with his wife.
Graveside Service: 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 29, 2016 at Morrisonville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Elks Crippled Children or to a charity of the donor’s choice.