CURTIS -- Leland Douglas Welch, 67, died Thursday (July 28, 2005), at Sunset Haven Nursing Home in Curtis.
He was born Sept. 20, 1937, at Farnam, to Robert and Mildred (Spencer) Welch. He graduated from Farnam High School in 1955.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1963.
On Nov. 11, 1964, he married Reva Rigdon in North Platte. She preceded him in death Feb. 17, 1990.
He married Terry Cole on Dec. 15, 1985, in Indianola.
Following his military service, he began farming south of Moorefield. In 1998 the family received the AkSarBen Pioneer Family Award for the farm that was in their family for over 100 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Reva; and a sister, Ruth.
Survivors include his wife, Terry Welch of Curtis; one daughter, Amy Jo Welch of Curtis; three sons, Bradley and wife, Lori Welch, Donnie Welch and his fiance, Heather Williams and Dawson Welch, all of Curtis; one brother, Donald and wife, Pat Welch of Alliance; a brother-in-law, Ken Pedersen of North Platte; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Monday, 10:00 a.m., at the Berean Fundamental Church in Curtis with the Rev. Steve Demoret officiating. Burial will be at the Moorefield Cemetery at Moorefield.
Visitation will be Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 9 p.m. at Blase-Wetzel Funeral Home in Curtis.
Memorials will go to a Future Scholarship in the name of Doug Welch at Medicine Valley High School.
Blase-Wetzel Funeral Home of Curtis is in charge of arrangements.