August 27, 2013

Richard “Dick” A. Waters

Richard “Dick” A. Waters age 87 of Beatrice, Nebraska died on Monday, August 26, 2013 in Beatrice.  He was born on November 19, 1925 in Middleburgh, New York to Raymond D. and Grace Anna (Cower) Waters. He served in the US Navy during World War II.  Dick was united in marriage to Blanche Golus on December 20, 1945 in Modesto, California.  They were married for 63 years.  The couple resided in Middleburg, New York, before settling in Grand Island in 1948.  Dick lived in Beatrice the last two years with his daughter, Sherry and her husband Allan.  Dick was a truck driver for Ace Hardware and was a member of the Teamsters Union. He delivered the Omaha World Herald in Northwest Nebraska for 50 years.  He was a member of the American Legion Post 53 in Grand Island.

Dick is survived by his son, Rich and Kathy Waters of Burlingame, Kansas; daughters, Sherry and Allan Spiehs of Beatrice; Joanne and Mike Spaulding of Lincoln; Beverly Waters of Beatrice; grandchildren, Rich and Jodi Waters of CA; Mike Waters of Lincoln; Andrew Spiehs of Lincoln; Melissa Spaulding of Lincoln; Storm Santiago of Brainard, MN; Peter Spiehs of Kansas City, MO; Tory Spiehs Carkoski of Lincoln; 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Blanche, a son in infancy, Robert John, brother, Reginald L. Waters.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 29, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Wyuka Funeral Home.

Burial with military honors will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the Special Olympics or the People’s City Mission.

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  1. Sorry for your loss.


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