Bernard R. Welch - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Bernard R. Welch

March 2, 1944 - February 3, 2023

Bernard R. Welch, age 78, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Friday, February 3rd, 2023.

Born in Tazewell County, VA on March 2, 1944, he was a son of the late Sidney and Margaret (Drosick) Welch. He proudly served in the Army National Guard of Delaware. He dedicated over 30 years as a maintenance repairman at Insteel, formerly Forbes Steel and Wire Co, in Wilmington, DE.

Bernard was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed camping, fishing, and hunting. He also enjoyed woodworking and traveling. Above all, Bernard loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Bernard was preceded in death by his sisters, Veronica Farber and Karen Buchanan. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Gertrude “Trudy” Welch; sons, John Hainsworth (Mary) and Kevin Welch (Kelli); siblings, Becky Watson, David Welch (Helen), Ellen Jones (Miles), and Sidney Welch (Teresa); 6 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

All services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bernard’s memory to Alzheimer’s Association, Attn: Donor’s Services, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or online by clicking here.


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12 Condolences for Bernard R. Welch

  • Trudy, Joe and I are deeply saddened by your loss. You and Bernie have been good neighbors for over 53 years. Joe will miss his talks with Bernie. Bernie was a very kind and generous person. He will be missed by his family and friends. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and the family. Trudy, if you need anything, please let us know.

    Joe and Roseann

  • Sorry for your loss.
    Beryl & Ken Hamilton

  • May Bern be Resting in Peace with his Lord and Savior! I will miss him terribly, he was a wonderful brother-in-law! Praying that he and Hap are both together and looking down on us all. Love you Bernie you will certainly be missed! Hugs! 🙏💔🙏💔🙏💔🙏

  • I am so very sorry, not only that you have lost Bernie but also that he suffered from such a horrible disease. I will remember Bernie as a quiet and kind man, always gracious.

  • So sad. He was my cousin. My mother Louise and aunt Margaret were sisters. Two cousins this year Sharon drosick and Bernard. God bless u all. Praying for you. Much love.

  • I cherish the time I spent with Bernie. Especially the times we went hunting and fishing, just the two of us. When he came to Alaska for two weeks is unforgettable, for I spent the first whole week camping and fishing with Bernie, Trudy and Kevin. It was also very special, that he made it possible, for me to spend the second week with my two brothers Bernie and Dave. I am proud to call Bernie my brother and very proud and lucky that he called me by my family name Brother.
    Sid (Brother) Welch

  • So sorry to read of your husbands passing. Sending my prayers for your and your family. May your loved one rest now in peace. May God bless all.


  • So sorry for your loss Trudy
    Keep the faith in the Lord
    He will help you through this

  • My heart aches for Trudy. Bernie was a great man and a brother in law that will truly be missed. May he RIP and watch over his family. GOD bless, until we meet again.

  • Trudy George and I are so very sorry for your loss will always remember you and Bernie from the park and how he always had a smile or something funny to say xo God Bless you and your Family

  • My Deepest Heartfelt Condolences 🙏🏻 ❤️