Waddell, Walter K.


Walter K. Waddell, 85, of Lincoln, died on February 7, 2018. Mr. Waddell was born August 2, 1932 to Walter M. and Anne (Kresse) Waddell in Higginsville, Missouri.

Walter was a veteran of the U.S. Navy (Seabees). He was an investigator with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Nebraska Department of Agriculture for more than forty years, and a courier for Qwest Diagnostics.

Preceded in death by his parents, siblings Betty Goodin, Charles, and James Waddell. Survived by his wife Joan, children Brian (Melissa) Waddell, James (Lisa) Waddell, and Brad Waddell, grandchildren Hayden, Blythe, Joel, Tyler, and Madison, sister-in-law Beverly Waddell; brother- and sister-in-law Wendell and Lolly Schmidt, and brother- and sister-in-law Roger and Donna Schmidt, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A celebration of Walter’s life will take place at 10:30 am on Monday, February 12, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 724 S. 12th St., Lincoln 68508. Pastor Calvin L’Heureux presiding. Interment will take place at a later date in the Lexington Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials are suggested to be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or Trinity Lutheran School.

Guestbook for Waddell, Walter K.

6:07PM Feb 9th, 2018
I worked with Walt at Quest Diagnostics and he was a joy to be around. He will be missed by anyone who knew him. What a neat guy. To Joan and the family, know he was a treasure. Thanks for sharing him with his friends at QD.
Steve Clare (Lincoln, NE)
5:13PM Feb 9th, 2018
Sending you our deepest condolences. Uncle Dubby, was a quite man, but was funny. I often liked to sit and listen to his stories. I still remember the day of an anniversary party they attended, and he made I bet 50 trips up and down Franklin Ave, in Lexington with Ryan to show him the fire trucks. That was about 32 years ago.
Liz Waddell (Lexington, MO)

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