It is my sad duty to report the passing of Brother Richard S. Welker. Brother Welker has put down his heavy Earthy working tools of life after 70 years as a Mason.
Our Brother was born on July 7, 1927. Initiated as an Entered Apprentice on April 16th, 1953 at Transportation Lodge #842 (now Renaissance Lodge #1188). Passed to Fellowcraft on September 3, 1953, and Raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason on December 10, 1953. He affiliated with Blazing Star Lodge #694 on January 1, 1990. Our Brother was Raised to the Celestial Lodge in the sky on March 13, 2023, at the age of 96 and a Mason for 70 years. Brother Welker served in the army from 1941 until 1959 serving duty in WWII and Korea as an MP. Our Brother worked the quarry for many years and leaves behind a great legacy. Thank you Brother for all of your contributions to Masonry and to the betterment of humanity. You can rest knowing your good works will live on for years to come.
Please join me in sending our thoughts and prayers to the Welker family in this difficult time.
“Well done thou good and faithful servant. Enter thou into the joy of the Lord” Amen.