Waldo Brees

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Waldo Dudley Brees Hutchinson, KS-Waldo Dudley Wally Brees, 92, died Sunday, December 1, 2013 at Hester Care Center, Wesley Towers. He was born March 4, 1921 at Clayton, New Mexico, the son of Dudley and Florence Wickstrum Brees. He was a 1939 graduate of Leonardville High School and a member of Mitchell Chapel United Methodist Church. Wally was an air traffic controller and tower chief at Battle Creek, Michigan and Salina retiring in 1973 with 28 years of service. On January 14, 1941 he married Maurine Bernice Nordstrom in Randolph, Kansas. She died May 28, 2000. He later was married to Marjorie Buchman, they divorced. He is survived by a daughter, Beverly (Larry) Catherman of Hutchinson, a son, Gary (Kris) of Kansas City, MO, a brother, Roland (Jerry) of Fairview, a sister-in-law, Mary Lou Holmberg of Overland Park, four grandchildren, Scott (Kendall) Brees, Jay (Kristin) Catherman, Deann (Dave) Helton, Barbara (Chris) Hermesch, five great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Dale. Cremation has taken place and there will be no service. Interment will be at a later date in Valley View Memorial Gardens, Manhattan. Memorial gifts may be made to Harden Hospice or Wesley Towers in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501. Waldo Brees

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Elliott Mortuary - Hutchinson
1219 N. Main Hutchinson, KS 67501
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Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on Dec. 3, 2013