Richard Lee Vanderwal

Born: Sat., Feb. 14, 1942
Died: Thu., Jun. 21, 2018


Funeral Service

10:00 AM Wed., Jun. 27, 2018
Location: Gude Mortuary


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Richard L. Vanderwal, age 76 of Nebr. City passed away on June 21, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Nebr. City.

He was born on February 14, 1942 in Pipestone, MN; the son of Dick and Clara (Zeinstra) Vanderwal.  He attended school in Pipestone and graduated in 1960 from Pipestone High School.

After high school,  he began working for Schwan’s as a sales representative; a job that brought him to Nebraska City.  On May 5, 1981 Richard was united in marriage to Evette K. Housh in Nebr. City.  He also worked at Rowe Motor Company and Freshman Ford in Nebraska City as well as owning and operating the Wooden Nickel Bar in Nebr. City until his retirement.

Richard is survived by his wife Evette Vanderwal of Nebr. City; children:  Lauri Vanderwal of Bellevue, NE, Randy Vanderwal and wife Allison of Omaha, NE and Chad Housh and wife Amy of Auburn, NE; five grandchildren, four siblings: Fred Vanderwal and wife Henrietta of Pipestone, MN, Clifford Vanderwal and wife Betty of Seal Beach, CA, Dorothy Paap of Riverside, CA and Jane Vanderwal of Edina, MN; other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Gerrit and Marty, and sisters:  Della, Alice, Betty and Terry.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at Gude Mortuary in Nebr. City with Pastor Dorothea Fairbanks officiating.  Burial will follow at Wyuka Cemetery in Nebr. City.

Visitation is open  Tuesday (6/26) from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the mortuary.

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Rick Patrick
   Posted Sat June 23, 2018
To the family of Rich Vanderwal. I am saddened to read of his death. I worked with him as a salesman at Freshman Ford - Lincoln - Mercury in 1984. He always had a story to tell. Please accept my condolences...


Tina Weston Buttercase
   Posted Wed June 27, 2018
Evette and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your husbands passing know that he is at peace. you will always have your memories. He will always watch over you and be near. God Bless you and help you through this very sad time. My sincere condolences to you.
Tina Weston-Buttercase

Anne Andrew
   Posted Wed June 27, 2018

THE COLOR OF MEMORIES TABLE ARRANGEMENT was sent by Somerset Apartments.

Denise Housh and Family, We are saddened at the passing of your brother in law. Prayers to you and the family. Sincerely, Your family at Somerset Apartments



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