Donald Keith Wacker (1927 - 2013)

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Donald Keith Wacker

June 9, 1927

July 18, 2013

Donald Keith Wacker of Verdi, NV passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at his home. He was 86 years old; born June 9, 1927, in Los Angeles, CA.

Beloved husband for 60 years of Patricia Wacker, who preceded him in death in 2012; cherished father of Steven Wacker (Jennifer) of Chesterfield, MO., and Nancy Muniz (deceased); loving grandfather of Kevin, Kristen, Daniel and Lauren Wacker, and Timothy and Matthew Muniz.

Don and Pat were childhood sweethearts, having first met in elementary school. Don joined the Navy immediately out of high school. After the end of WWII, he enrolled at the University of Oregon for two years (Delta Upsilon Fraternity), before transferring to and graduating from San Jose State University in 1951. He and Pat were married February 23, 1952 in San Francisco, CA. They lived in Northern California and Hawaii for 9 years, before settling in the Reno area in 1961, where they resided since.

Don was a member of the Reno Elks, and was active in local politics for many years. He will be dearly missed by all of his family and friends. He was particularly grateful in recent years for the special company and care that he received from all of his wonderful neighbors.

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2155 Kietzke Lane
Reno, NV 89502
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Published in Reno Gazette-Journal on July 24, 2013
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