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Walter H. (Walt) Sellers
August 23, 1947 ~ October 21, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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Walter “Walt” H. Sellers, age 76 of Nebraska City, NE passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2023 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Nebr. City.
Walter Haskel Sellers was born on August 23, 1947 in Ellisville, MS; the oldest child of Haskel Walter and Emilie Dorie (Parker) Sellers. He was raised in Mississippi, where he attended school through the 8th grade. At a young age, Walt’s mother died and he was forced to quit school to help his father with the needs of the family. Walt’s fondest memories growing up are based in his southern childhood roots.
Walt was united in marriage to Sondra Joan Rico on January 10, 1969 in Nebraska City at the First Christian Church and to this union three children were born: Missi, Emily and Wally.
He entered the United States Army on October 20, 1970 and served during the Vietnam War. During his time in the service, he served in Germany. He was honorably discharged on April 20, 1972.
He worked at Morton House, Blue Star Foods and then began a 30 year career at American Meter, where he worked as a welder in the Die Cast Department. After retiring from the Meter Plant, he worked at WalMart for 16 years where he was in the Sporting Goods Department. Walt loved the outdoors, especially fishing and coon hunting. He was a member of the American Legion.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 54 years, Sondra Sellers of Nebr. City; children: Missi Surette (Corey) of Russellville, AR, Emily Gillott (Mike) of Nebr. City and Wally Sellers (sig. other Natasha Borrego) of Nebr. City; 15 grandchildren: Makenzie, Alexis, Carter, Gavin, Isabelle, Presley, River, Haze, Gaige, Braxton, Talan, Isaiah, Bostin, Scarlett and Kip; three great-grandchildren and two on the way; sisters: Winnie Faye Rogers of Lakeland, FL and Rosalie Stewart of Brooklyn, MS; brother-in-law Roger Oliver of Brooklyn, MS; numerous nieces and nephews; other family and many friends.
Walt was preceded in death by his mom, Emilie on August 6, 1955, his dad, Haskel on October 19, 1973 and his sister, Bonnie May Oliver on December 1, 2013.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 26, 2023 at the First United Methodist Church in Nebr. City.
The family will greet friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday (10/25) at Gude Mortuary in Nebr. City.
Memorials may be given to the family for future designation.
To view the services held Thursday; October 26, 2023 at the First United Methodist Church, please use the link below: