Lawrence Welk’s Father Passes at Home
"Lawrence Welk’s Father Passes at Home." Bowdle Pioneer, 16 December 1937.
Funeral services were held on November 28, at Strasburg for
the late Ludwig Welk, father of Lawrence Welk, well known and popular
Mr. Welk was a pioneer of Strasburg having come from there in the
late ninetees. He was a native of South Russia. For many years he
followed the blacksmith trade in town and lived on his farm three
miles west of Strasburg.
Like his famous son, he was a musician but confined his playing
to weddings and country dances throughout the southern part of the
The deceased leaves his wife and four sons and four daughters to
mourn his departure. With the exception of Lawrence, who lives in
Omaha, Nebraska, the members of the family have made their homes
near Strasburg—Eureka Blade.
Reprinted with permission of the Bowdle Pioneer.
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