February 27, 2003

(8/13/1926 - 2/19/2003)

William F. Weldon, 76, of Humboldt, KS, died February 19, 2003, in Parsons, KS.

He was born August 13, 1926, in Humbolt, KS, to Patrick E. and Cecilia C. Eckart Weldon.

He graduated from Humboldt High School, in 1944.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army November 10, 1944. He served during World War II. He was discharged from the service as a sergeant in the 132nd Infantry Regiment on November 24, 1946. He served in the American Asiatic Pacific Theater.

After the military he worked for Sinclair Pipeline and Phillips Petroleum companies. He moved to Gorin, MO, where he met Lueva "Jean" Hill. The couple was married November 27, 1948, in Kahoka, MO.

The couple moved from Gorin to Iowa, Texas and then to Humboldt, KS in 1958, where they owned and operated Weldon Liquor Store for 40 years. She died in 2000.After the death of his wife he moved to Parsons, KS.

He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Humboldt, a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion in Humboldt, KS, and then in Chanute and Knights of Columbus in Humboldt, KS. He was a past member of the Humboldt Golf Course Association.

He is survived by a son, Patrick S. and his wife, Linda of Erie, KS; four daughters, Kathleen "Kathy" D. Johnson and her husband, Larry of Humboldt, KS, and Christina "Chris M Hurley and her husband, Tim, Coleen F. Weldon and Charleen J. Lawson and her husband, Scott of Parsons, KS; several nieces and nephews; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Lucille Triplett of Memphis, MO, and a great-aunt, Sister Consolata Eckart of Fort Scott, KS.

A sister, Mary Patricia Franklin, died earlier.

Memorial graveside services were held February 21, 2003 at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Humboldt, KS. Father Thomas Scaletty was the celebrant.

Rosary was recited February 20, 2003, at St. Joseph Church in Humboldt, KS.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Johnson-Kunkel Mortuary in Humboldt, KS was in charge of services.

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