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In Memory Of

Walter Wahl
Walter Wahl, 84, of Leigh, Nebraska, died Saturday, October 5, 2013, at St. Joseph's Nursing Home in Norfolk, Nebraska.

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 10 at 10:30 AM at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, rural Leigh with Rev. Dr. Marsha Jark-Swain officiating. Interment will be in the St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery with military honors by the American Legion Sucha Post 302 Honor Guard. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM at Gass Haney Funeral Home and continue on Thursday from 9:30 AM until service time at the church. There will be a family prayer service on Thursday at 10:15 AM at the church. Memorials are suggested to S.M.I.L.E., St. Paul's Lutheran Church, or the family choice.

Walter W. Wahl was born February 14, 1929, on the family farm near Leigh, Nebraska, to Adolph “Max” and Bertha (Bade) Wahl. He attended District 20 Grade School and graduated from Wilson High School, District 46. Walter entered the United States Army on February 25, 1954, during the Korean War and was honorably discharged on February 24, 1956. On April 8, 1961, Walter was united in marriage to Mildred Matzner at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Gresham, Nebraska. Walter farmed the family farm northeast of Columbus all of his life. Due to health reasons, Walter moved to Norfolk three years ago to live with his daughter Kathy.

Walter was a lifetime member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church rural Leigh where he served on the church council for several years. He enjoyed traveling, cooking, canning, quilting, doing embroidery work, and loved animals. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Sucha Post 302 of Leigh.

Walter is survived by:
Son – Jim Wahl of Leigh, NE
Daughter – Kathy Wahl of Norfolk, NE
Sister-in-law – Evelyn (Louis) Meyer of Colorado Springs, CO
Nieces and nephews

Walter was preceded in death by:
Parents – Adolph “Max” and Bertha Wahl
Wife - Mildred Wahl
Sister – Helen (Eldon “Bud”) Nitz
Sister – Marie (Bob) Breese
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Final Harvest

He was bound to the land from the day of his birth
His roots anchored deep in the fertile earth
Nurtured, sustained, by the soil he grew
And his life, like his furrows, ran straight and true.

In faith, each spring, he planted the seeds
In hope, to reach for his family’s needs
With patience, he waited for the harvest to come
To gather the fruit of his labor home.

Even turning seasons, the years sped past
Till the final harvest came at last
Then claimed anew by beloved sod
He was gathered home to be with God.

Barbara W. Weber

In Loving Memory Of

Walter W. Wahl

Thursday, February 14, 1929
Rural Leigh, Nebraska

Entered Into Rest
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Norfolk, Nebraska

Thursday, October 10, 2013 10:30 AM
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
Rural Leigh, Nebraska

Rev. Dr. Marsha Jark-Swain

Judy Dicke – Organist
“Jesus Shall Reign”
“I’m But A Stranger Here”
“What A Friend We Have In Jesus”
“All Creatures Of Our God And King”

Casket Bearers
BJ Bruhn
Scott Bruhn
Mike Bruhn
Seth Kimble
Andrew Nitz
John Petersen

Honorary Casket Bearers
Tony Sayers
Doug Gruber
John Priggie
Dean Stange
Wayne Hillen
Lyle Hillen
Mark Meyer
Bryce Groteluschen
David Diller
Jeremy Edris
Karl Groteluschen
Mike Malena
Steve Shank
Stanley Matzner
Mike Shank
Tom Shank
Dan DeWaard
Gary Bade
Donald Hoessel
Wayne Motycka
Delmar Motycka
Denny Matzner

Interment With Military Honors
St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery
Rural Leigh, Nebraska
American Legion Sucha Post 302 Honor Guard
Click Here for a Map to St. Paul's Lutheran Church
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