Don Welch was born on June 3, 1932, in Hastings, Nebraska and died on August 6, 2016.
He was an American poet and academic.
The author of several published poetry collections and a regular contributor to literary magazines.
He was an English literature professor at the University of Nebraska at Kearney from 1959 to 1997.
During his time spent there, Don was awarded the Distinguished Paul W. Reynolds and Clarice Kingston Reynolds Endowed Chair in English, Poetry & Creative Writing.
He spent his early years in the towns of Gothenburg and Columbus.
Following his graduation from Kearney Senior High School in Kearney, he earned a B.A. from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, an M.A. from the University of Northern Colorado, and a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
Himself and his wife, Marcia, had five children.
Don Welch passed away at 84 years old.