Donald “Beans” Welder, 85, of Yale passed away Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, at his home in Yale, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 10 at 10:30 a.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home and Cremation Care in Perry, with visitation starting at 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be in the Yale Cemetery. Everyone is encouraged to wear face coverings and practice social distancing while attending the visitation and funeral service.
Memorials will be given to the Church of Christ in Yale and may be left at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent at www.carrisfuneralhome.com.
Donald “Beans” Gene Welder was born March 13, 1935, in Perry, Iowa, to John F. and Fern (Hoffman) Welder.
He attended school at Perry.
Donald served his country in the U.S. Marines Corp.
He was united in marriage to Shirley Joanne Tasler of Yale at the Christian Church in Blair, Nebraska, on Nov. 22, 1981.
Donald worked at the Progressive Foundry in Perry, Oscar Mayer for 25 years, Wiese Industries and then did handyman work for many people.
He was a member of the Church of Christ in Yale.
Donald enjoyed roller skating, bowling, fishing, hunting, gardening, wood crafting and riding his bike.
In death he rejoins his father, John Welder; mother, Fern Welder Rittgers; stepfather, Bob Rittgers; two sons, David Welder and Andy Welder; brother, Ed Welder; sister, Hazel Graham; and a half-brother, Jim Coffin.
Left to cherish Donald’s memory are his wife, Shirley; children, Rebbeca Meinecke, Rick (Jan) Vaughan, Lori (Maurice) Dailey and Robert Vaughan; grandchildren, Jordan (Amber) Vaughan, Jentry Meinecke, Reilly Vaughan, Logan Vaughan and Morgan Vaughan; great-grandchildren, Elah Malloy and Ryker Vaughan-Zimmer; half-brother, Billy (Iris Ann) Coffin; and a brother-in-law, Jim Graham.