Arnold WELKE

February 18, 1935 – Kiev, Ukraine

April 8, 2020 – Calgary, Alberta

Arnold Welke, of Calgary, AB, passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at the age of 85 years.

Arnold completed an apprenticeship in baking and pastries in Trossingen, Germany. But for majority of his life Arnold was self-employed in construction and renovation.

Arnold had a passion for soccer and hockey; enjoyed Salsa dancing, cooking and flower gardens.

Arnold is survived by his partner Natividad Waldman; his sons, Ian John Erdmann Welke and Manuel Eric Welke;  six grandchildren, Nicole Welke, Gabriella Welke, Arianna Welke, Chase Welke, Ivan Welke and Eva Welke; brother  Gustav Radke ; sisters Frieda Welke and Lina Pregger; close friend Rosa Matarrita Rosales; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Arnold was predeceased by his wife Nicole in 1995; and his parents, Eliesa Joanna Ickert and Erdmann Welke of Kiev, Ukraine.

Due to current circumstances and no memorial service being held the family requests that any donations/flower cost be donated to local services supporting front line workers.

In living memory of Arnie Welke, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB, T2E 2V6,   Telephone: 403-243-8200.