May 20, 2014

Walter W. Powell

PowellWalter W. Powell, age 82 of Lincoln, passed away May 20, 2014.  He was born July 5, 1931 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri to Wilmer and Violet (Grantham) Powell.  Walter served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.  He was active in the Tangier Shrine, serving as Past Potentate.  He was also a member of the G.W. Lininger Masonic Lodge #268 and a 32° member of the Valley of Omaha Scottish Rite.

Survivors include his wife Jeanne of Lincoln.  Son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Janet Powell of San Antonio, Texas and a daughter, Tera Soule of Cheyenne, Wyoming.  Step children, Sondra and Alan Stoltenberg of Gretna, Ward and Cheryl Reesman of Omaha, Robyn and Scott Ecklund of Bartelsville, Oklahoma and Chris Reeder of Lincoln.  Grandchildren and spouses, Ryan and Whitney Soule, Marie Soule, Blake Soule, Elizabeth and Philipp Brumm, Sam Stoltenberg, Tim Stoltenberg, Mick Stoltenberg, Sally Stoltenberg, Matthew Reesman, Eryn Reesman, Chantel Ecklund, Eden Ecklund, Britt Ecklund, Elise Ecklund, Elijah Ecklund and Gabriel Ecklund.  Great granddaughter, Ava Soule.  Brother, Herb Powell of Plattsmouth, Nebraska and Sister, Donna Rae Roth of Omaha.  Walter was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Delbert Powell and David Powell.

Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on May 31, 2014 at Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 O Street, Lincoln.  No viewing or visitation, Walter’s wishes were for cremation.

Memorials to the Shriner’s Children Hospitals or the Shriner’s Transportation Fund.


  1. No one sang “My Way” better. Walt, you will be missed.

  2. Jeanne, I am so sorry for your loss. You know how special he was to to me and he will be greatly missed. Our visits and talks will be cherished. Won’t be able to attend the funeral due to other commitments with my job. Some of my family will be attending the funeral.

  3. Steve & Tara
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this time.
    Nita Robinson & Colleen Robinson Cochrane

  4. We will always remember Walt for singing “Bill Bailey Wont You Please Come Home” and the golf trips. Walt was a great guy and will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers go with his family.

  5. Jeanne,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.


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