Richard ""Wally"" Waldecker August 20, 2021 Richard A. "Wally" Waldecker. Bear Lake, died August 20, 2021. Born in Detroit, the son of Otto and Margaret Waldecker. Wally was a Navy military veteran who proudly served his country and was honorably discharged. Wally enjoyed the many adventures and the new places he visited with his dear friends Ron and Sue. He spent many winters enjoying the sunny warm weather in Florida. He was an avid woodworker and made many gifts for friends and family over the years. He was also an avid golfer and if he could be golfing today. Flowers brought joy to Wally, he enjoyed working in the flower beds around his yard. Wally was passionate about his two dogs C.C. and Lasey, they were his pride and joy. He was preceded in death by his wife Jean. He is survived by three children Julie Waldecker, Dick Waldecker and Gloria Mikula; four grandchildren; five great grandchildren and six great great grandsons. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, September 25 at the Jowett Family Funeral Home. Military honors will be held immediately after the service at the funeral home. Burial at Blaine Twp Cemetery.
Published by Benzie County Record Patriot on Sep. 13, 2021.