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Nebraska City News-Press - Nebraska City, NE
  • Norman C. Wachter, 78, of Nebraska City

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  • Norman C. Wachter, age 78, of Nebraska City, passed away on Tuesday evening; August 26, 2014 at his home in Nebraska City.
    He was born on July 1, 1936 at Walton, NE; the son of Albert Gustav and Josephine Norma (VanAllen) Wachter.  He attended school in both Peru and Auburn and graduated from the Auburn High School with the class of 1954.
    At a young age, he began helping various farmers in the area.  He then worked at the former Morton House Kitchens in Nebraska City.  He began his career driving truck for Dokter Trucking and later worked for Linweld and OFC Trucking as well as other trucking companies.  After retiring from this career, he worked for the Nebraska City Public Schools performing various duties including driving the van for the handicapped.    Norman loved woodworking and remodeling homes, gardening, farming, and grilling steaks and other delicious meat.  He always looked forward to the Thanksgiving Holiday and family birthday celebrations.
    He was united in marriage to Darla L. Kulwicki on December 29, 1989 at Oregon, MO.
    He is survived by his wife Darla Wachter of Nebraska City; children:  Laura Wachter of Nebr. City, Christine Rice and husband Robert of Nebr. City, Mike Wachter and wife Shelly of Syracuse, NE and Brian Wachter and wife Amy of Auckland, New Zealand;  three step-children:  Scott Rhoads of Sioux City, IA, Roger Rhoads of Nebr. City and Robert Rhoads of Nebr. City; grandchildren:  BenJamin and Rachelle Rice, Mitchell and Cordell Wachter, Tanner Wachter, and Anna, Kirsten, Aiden and Abby Wachter; a great-grandson Brenden Rice; step-grandchildren:  Robert and Sarah Howard, Dustin Howard, Daniel and Rebecca Howard; step great-grandchildren:  Cooper, Hunter and Makenzi Howard; brothers-in-law:  William Kulwicki and wife Lila and Ronald Kulwicki and wife Loree all of Lincoln, NE; other family and many friends.
    He was preceded in death by a grandson Jacob Rice, mother-in-law Eleanor Neujahr, brother-in-law James Kulwicki as well as his parents.
    Memorial Services will be held Thursday (Sept. 4) at 11:00 a.m. at the Gude Mortuary in Nebraska City.  Inurnment will be held at a later date in the Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery, Lincoln, NE.
    Memorials may be given to the family in his memory.  

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