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,
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.