RICHARD GLEN WELDRichard Glen Weld, 75 of Altoona, died on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012.
Richard Glen Weld, 75 of Altoona, died on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012.
He was born to Isabella (McKnight) and Glen Weld on Nov. 8, 1936 in Madison, Wis. At an early age, his family moved to Minnesota where he graduated from high school in Duluth.
He received his B.S. in Speech Correction from the U. of M. Richard was the head of the Speech Therapy Dept. in the Oshkosh Area Public Schools for several years. In 1965, he received an M.S. in Special Education and in 1972, received a Ph.D. in Behavioral Disabilities from UW-Madison. He worked as a therapist for several years at the Northern Development Center before joining the faculty at UW-Eau Claire. He taught introductory courses in Special Education and was an authority on a number of subjects including applied behavioral analysis, mental retardation, A.D.D. and autism.
Dick also operated a landscape business, Chippewa Valley Nursery, during the summer months. He was an avid golfer who served as President of the Eau Claire Golf and Country Club. His great joy was golfing with his sons, especially on Father's Day and at the Northland Country Club Invitational in Duluth, Minn.
He was an accomplished artist. Many of his compositions were exhibited in a number of shows and galleries.
He is survived by his wife, Diane; three sons, Terry (Janet), Scott (Laura) and Tim (Karen); six grandchildren, Kayla, Chloe, Jonah, Gabby, Riley and Eloise; a brother, Jerry (Mary); a sister, Karen (Charles) Andresen; and a brother-in-law, Jack Zabel.
CELEBRATION OF DICK'S LIFE: 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Eau Claire Golf and Country Club, 828 Clubview Lane, Altoona. Memorial contributions to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation or the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center would be greatly appreciated. To express online condolences, visit:
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