Funeral services for Darrel Walton, age 69, of Wayne, Nebraska will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 2, 2019, at United Methodist Church in Verdigre, Nebraska. Reverend Lynde Linde will officiate, with burial in St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery in Verdigre.
Military Honors will be provided by American Legion Post 259 and Army National Guard Honor Guard.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the church.
Brockhaus Funeral Home in Verdigre, Nebraska is in charge of arrangements.
Darrel died Thursday, April 25, 2019, at Providence Medical Center in Wayne, Nebraska.
Darrel Bruce Walton, son of Bruce W. and Dorothy F. (Adams) Walton, was born August 10, 1949, in Plainview, Nebraska. He was baptized in Creighton, Nebraska and confirmed at the United Methodist Church in Verdigre. He attended country school and Verdigre Public School, graduating in 1967. He loved to share interesting stories of growing up with his siblings on the farm, hunting, and fishing. Darrel then worked and attended NECC in Norfolk, Nebraska.
Darrel enlisted into the U.S. Army in 1969. His military service included a combat tour in Vietnam (C CO, 1/52ND, 198TH LIB, Americal Division). He was a member of the VFW Post 5291 of Wayne and the American Legion Post 259 of Verdigre. Darrel married Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Kucera on May 4, 1974. They were blessed with five children and 13 grandchildren; all of whom meant the world to him. Darrel thoroughly enjoyed working with the public as a clerk with the U.S. Postal Service, retiring in 2015 after 35 years of service, 20 years of which he was a state union officer and steward for the APWU.
He is survived by his wife, Betty, of Wayne; five children: Aaron (Lindsey) Walton of Randolph, Rachel (Benjamin) Holmes of Fort Lee, VA, Amanda Vick of Wayne, Ashley (Travis) Wustrack of Lincoln, Heather (Michael) Miller of Lincoln; 13 grandchildren: Kaitlyn and Ethan Walton; Sydney, Olivia, and Claire Holmes; Johnathon, Hannah, James, and Hailey Vick; Connor and Owen Wustrack; and Caleb and Alex Miller; and siblings, Ron (Penny) Walton of Verdigre, Dwight (Joyce) Walton of Shelton, and Virginia (Doug) Nissen of Crofton.
Darrel was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He will be greatly missed.