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Daniel L. Welch

January 24, 1961November 19, 2020

Daniel L. Welch, age 59, passed away Thursday, November 19, 2020. Dan was born on January 24, 1961 in Wichita, the son of the late Troy and Deloris (VanNess) Welch. Dan worked as a Painter at Spirit AeroSystems for 31 years. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, David Welch. Survivors include: brother, Troy "Duane" (Cindy) Welch; nieces and nephews, Jason (Tammy) Welch, Traci Plinsky, Staci (Jason) Henry, Pete (Tia) Welch, David II (Felicia) Welch, Michael Welch, and Twila Welch; treasured great niece, Carli Welch; numerous other extended family and friends. Come and Go Visitation 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, December 4 at Resthaven Mortuary. Private family services will be held. Public Celebration of Life service will be announced in the spring. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established with American Cancer Society, 236 S. Topeka, Wichita, KS 67202.

  • FAMILY

  • Troy "Duane" and wife, Cindy Welch, Brother
  • Jason and wife, Tammy Welch, Nephew
  • Traci Plinsky, Niece
  • Staci and husband, Jason Henry, Niece
  • Pete and wife, Tia Welch, Nephew
  • David II and wife, Felicia Welch, Nephew
  • Michael Welch, Nephew
  • Twila Welch, Niece
  • Carli Welch, Treasured Great Niece
  • Troy and Deloris (VanNess) Welch, Parents (deceased)
  • David Welch, Brother (deceased)

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  • Duane Welch
  • Michael Welch
  • David Welch
  • Pete Welch
  • Dave Miller
  • Jason Welch
  • Randy VanNess
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4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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11800 West Highway 54
Wichita, KS 67209

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Nancy Toothman

December 1, 2020

Danny you will be missed, I will hold are memories in my heart , we had some fun times growing up , going to miss you, LOVE YOU

Troy Tatro

December 1, 2020

I met Dan 30 years ago or so. Many memories of him and his family at the track. Dan was a great racer but an even better human being. Gone too soon for sure. Prayers to the Welch family.

Kim Nixon

November 27, 2020

I worked with Dan at spirit. He was a kind man. We recently reconnected on Facebook will miss him terribly.

Mary Johnson

November 25, 2020

Dan made the best homemade chili and sugar cookies. He was a "teddy bear " A gental Soul Coworker: Mary L. Johnson LL839 Machinist

Amy Scovel (Welch)

November 23, 2020

We send our condolences from the Dennis Welch family (youngest son of Art Welch) of Seymour, Mo. -Danny's second cousin. We send our prayers and thoughts at such a difficult time, as we learned Troy passed away not to long ago.

I was hoping to meet Danny and the rest of the Welch family, as I just moved to Wichita.

Sincerely,

Amy Welch Scovel
(daughter of Dennis Welch)

Kristen Allen

November 22, 2020

Dan was my next door neighbor, we shared a fence for the last 26 years. My heart has broken in pieces. He was such a wonderful man, a great friend and neighbor. I can't imagine what life will be like without seeing his smiling face, the conversations over the fence, jumping out of my skin when he would start up the Corvette then going out and laughing about it with him, walking over to see what he was working on in the garage.... so many memories. It just won't ever be the same anymore. He is gone way too soon, and will be missed soo much!! Love you my friend. Thanks for being such a great neighbor/friend. Miss you!!

Kenny Cowden

November 22, 2020

Dan was a very close friend and long time neighbor . I have so many memories with Dan. I always loved to hear his Vette fire up it would rattle every window in the house. He was always there to lend a hand or sit back and laugh at us. He will be deeply missed R.I.P. my Friend.

Don Ericson

November 22, 2020

Sandy & I met Dan through racing years ago. We stayed friends all these years was honored to be his friend. He was always honest and just a good person. The world lost one of the best and this is going to really hurt for awhile. We would like to send our deepest sympathy and condolences for the Welch family. Good people and friends just don't come any better than Dan. RIP

Wayne Roberts

November 22, 2020

Met Dan back in the 80's - at the dragstrip of course - he always was a gentleman and a TRUE DRAG RACER - a great sportsman, win or lose. As a Corvette guy I always admired his vette and with Dan driving he was a force to be reckoned with on the track. Always friendly. He was a good man. I am better for knowing him. RIP.

Marty Smith

November 22, 2020

I first met Dan when I worked at WIR . I remember how it wasn't just going to the track it was a Welch family event. Dan was one of my favorite racers because he didn't come out to play games he wanted the win. I am really going to miss some of the shenanigans that we did at work, Spirit took a huge loss with the passing of Dan! Dan was like a big brother that I never had, he will be missed forever but never forgotten.
RIP my friend!!!

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