• Bradbury Memorial Center Staff

Frank J. Welke

Updated: Feb 26

September 26, 1925 to February 24, 2021

Frank J. Welke, 95, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

Frank was born in Tomahawk, Wisconsin, on September 26, 1925, to parents August Welke and Lucille (Shore) Welke. Frank worked as a wildland firefighter for the Department of Natural Resources, in Wisconsin. Frank also was a U.S. Army veteran.

Frank loved bowling, going to the casinos, and musky fishing.

Frank is survived by his son Mick (Sue), two grandsons Scott (Jenny) and Jason (Melanie), four great-grandsons Tyler, Carson, Alex and Colton, and a great-great-granddaughter, Eulalie.

Frank was preceded in death by his wife May, son Robin, and brother Harry.

Arrangements were entrusted to Bradbury Memorial Center, in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. To leave thoughts and condolences for Frank’s friends and family, please visit and click on Frank’s online obituary.