Funeral Services for Donald H. “Don” Wacker, age 94, of Battle Creek, will be 1:00 p.m., Friday, November 11, 2022 at St. John Lutheran Church in Battle Creek. Reverend Joseph Leech will be officiating. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, November 10, 2022 at the church. Interment will be in the St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Battle Creek. Steffen Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
He died Saturday, November 5, 2022 at the Community Pride Care Center in Battle Creek.
Donald Henry was born Wednesday, January 25, 1928 to Henry and Marie (Klein) Wacker in Norfolk, Nebraska. Don was baptized on March 4, 1928 at the Dutch Congregational Church in Norfolk and confirmed on April 24, 1949 at St. John Lutheran Church in Battle Creek.
He graduated from Battle Creek High School in 1946. On January 16, 1949, Don married Nadine Georgia Simpson. They farmed an acreage about 5 miles north of Battle Creek until they retired and moved into town in 1992. In retirement, Don worked in the Maintenance Department at Boulevard Village.
He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and served as an Elder and as a Board Member on the School Board along as a member of the Men’s Club.
Don enjoyed farming and working with his horses and his John Deere Tractors. In the community, he was involved in 4-H and helping the less fortunate. Don loved his card games. At the age of 70, Don took up golf. Nadine and Don always found time to attend their grandchildren’s events.
On January 16, 2022, Nadine and Don celebrated 73 years of marriage.
Don is survived by his daughters Kathy Martz of Papillion, Jan (husband Jerry) Prauner and Sue (husband Carl) Bernstrauch, all of Norfolk, daughter-in-law Vicky (husband Bruce) Luhr of Seward, sister Ann Rapé of Collinsville, OK, six granddaughters, three grandsons, six great-grandaughters, five great-grandsons, and one great-great granddaughter.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, wife Nadine, son John, and brothers Leon and Leroy Wacker.
Memorials may be designated to St. John Lutheran Church or the Orphan Grain Train.