Walter L Wells
June 19, 1942 ~ May 18, 2017 (age 74)
Walter Leroy Wells, 74, of Beatrice, NE suddenly passed away on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at his home. He was born June 19, 1942 to Walter Wells and Amelia (Kufeldt) Wells in Lexington, Nebraska. He graduated from Concordia High School in Seward, NE in 1960 and then he received his Associate's degree from Concordia College in St. Paul, MN. He was employed with the City of Lincoln as a City Planner for 30 years. On June 9th, 1973 he married Phyllis Stanard. Together they had two children and resided in Hallam, Nebraska. As a part of his community he served on the Hallam town board, community committees and was a youth group leader for his church. When he resided in Lexington, he was a fundamental part of their AA program.
Sports have always been a part of Walt's life. In high School he played football and baseball. After college, he coached softball and baseball. He enjoyed attending kids' and grandkids' sporting events and activities. Throughout his life he was an avid Husker fan.
His children and grandchildren always knew he loved and supported them. He enjoyed spending time with his family and had a special talent for planning family vacations. His grandchildren lovingly know him as Papa.
Walt is survived by his children, Brett (Rondalin) Wells, Beatrice, NE; Meagan (Mike) Wallinga, Orange City, IA; grandchildren, Madelynn and Triston Wells, Camille, Calvin and Reese Hennerberg, Abigail, Allison and Anna Wallinga; sisters Carolyn Wells, Denver, CO and Barbara (Ray) Dickey, Arlington, TX; nephews Steward (Karen) Dickey, Arlington, TX and Scott (Cynthia) Dickey, Woodinville, WA; Phyllis Hershner, Utica, NE.
He was preceded in death by his father Walter Wells, mother Amelia "Millie" and step-father Harry "Howard" Nicks.
Memorial services will be held 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 26, 2017 at Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice, NE with Pastor Tim Schrunk. Visitation will be held at the Harman-Wright Mortuary with the family greeting friends from 5-7 p.m. Thursday . Memorial gifts can be sent to the family of Walt Wells, 373 Sargent Rd, Beatrice, NE 68310. Condolences may be left online at www.harmanwrightmortuary.com.
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