Obituary photo of William+R. Welchhans, Topeka-Kansas
In Loving Memory of

William R. "Bill" Welchhans

1939 - 2017
Obituary photo of William+R. Welchhans, Topeka-Kansas
In Loving Memory of

William R. "Bill" Welchhans

1939 - 2017

Services & Gatherings

Services & Gatherings

Service:
Private Service
Penwell-Gabel - Southwest Chapel
3700 SW Wanamaker Rd
Topeka, KS  66610
785-272-9797
William R. “Bill” Welchhans, 77, of Topeka, passed away Monday, August 7, 2017.

He was born September 2, 1939, in Topeka, the son of John and Josephine (O'Connor) Welchhans. He was a graduate of Berryton Rural High School and went on to become a journeyman electrician. He was a master electrician and retired as president from McElroy Electric in 2004. Bill served as a member of IBEW Local 226 for 58 years and was also a member of Central Church of Christ.

Bill married Ruth A. Barbee on September 16, 1960, in Topeka. She survives.

Other survivors include son, Jon R. (Laura) Welchhans; daughter, Julienne (Bruce Zimmerman) Blake-Zimmerman; brother, John (Kay) Welchhans; and granddaughters, Maya and Hannah Blake.

Private memorial services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Tallgrass Christian Camp c/o Central Church of Christ, 1250 SW College Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66604 or Midland Care, 200 SW Frazier Circle, Topeka, Kansas 66606. Penwell-Gabel Southwest Chapel is assisting the family.

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William R. “Bill” Welchhans, 77, of Topeka, passed away Monday, August 7, 2017.

He was born September 2, 1939, in Topeka, the son of John and Josephine (O'Connor) Welchhans. He was a graduate of Berryton Rural High School and went on to become a journeyman electrician. He was a master electrician and retired as president from McElroy Electric in 2004. Bill served as a member of IBEW Local 226 for 58 years and was also a member of Central Church of Christ.

Bill married Ruth A. Barbee on September 16, 1960, in Topeka. She survives.

Other survivors include son, Jon R. (Laura) Welchhans; daughter, Julienne (Bruce Zimmerman) Blake-Zimmerman; brother, John (Kay) Welchhans; and granddaughters, Maya and Hannah Blake.

Private memorial services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Tallgrass Christian Camp c/o Central Church of Christ, 1250 SW College Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66604 or Midland Care, 200 SW Frazier Circle, Topeka, Kansas 66606. Penwell-Gabel Southwest Chapel is assisting the family.

To share a memory of Bill or to leave a special message of condolence, please click the Share Memories button.
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Penwell-Gabel - Southwest Chapel
3700 SW Wanamaker Rd
Topeka, KS  66610
785-272-9797

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