Welton F. Gegg
Welton “Tommy” F. Gegg of Ste. Genevieve died on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at Riverview At The Park Care and Rehabilitation Center in Ste. Genevieve. He was 94 years old.
He was born December 18, 1925, in River Aux Vases, a son of Joseph Gegg and Elizabeth (Striebel) Gegg.
He is survived by two daughters, Joann Gegg of Ste. Genevieve, Sharon Wolk and her husband Mike of Weingarten; two sons, Richard Gegg and his fiancee Loretta Miller of Ste. Genevieve, John Gegg and his wife Gina of Ste. Genevieve; two stepsons, Wayne Kettinger and his wife Kim of Ste. Genevieve, John Kettinger and his wife Lauren of Ste. Genevieve; two stepdaughters, Jean Giever and her husband Dennis of St. Louis, Karen Naeger and her husband Joe of Ste. Genevieve; one brother, Oswald Gegg and his wife Martha Mary of River Aux Vases; 12 grandchildren, Joe Gegg, Nick Gegg and his wife Brittany, Tom Gegg and his wife Therese, Curt Gegg; Jerrod Wolk and his wife Sarah, Clint Wolk and his wife Kenzie, Derrick Wolk and his wife Jacqueline, Tanner Wolk and his wife Renee, Alex Gegg, Bryan Gegg and his wife Stacey, Jenna Gegg, Jacob Gegg and his wife Samantha; three stepgrandchildren, Jena Hudkins and her husband Joe, Cassondra Talley and her husband Josh, Emma Hoover and her special friend Drew Donze; and 19 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Robert Gegg; three brothers, Oliver Gegg, Martin Gegg, Francis Gegg; his first wife, Leona (Naeger) Gegg; his second wife, Earlyn (Naeger) Gegg; his third wife, Loretta (Kettinger) Gegg; one grandson, Steven Gegg; and six stepchildren.
He was a member of Saints Phillip and James Church, VFW Post 2210, American Legion Post 150, Knights of Columbus Council 1037 and Western Catholic Union.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He enjoyed gardening, donating his vegetables to St. Isadore Project and numerous food pantries. He liked to follow the St. Louis Cardinals, tell stories and, most of all, watch his grandkids in all their sports and activities.
Private services took place on Friday April 10. Rev. Edward Nemeth officiated. Burial was at Saints Philip and James Cemetery in River Aux Vases with military graveside services performed by VFW Post 2210. A celebration of life service will take place at a later date. Basler Funeral Home in Ste. Genevieve is handling the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society or Crown Hospice.