Owen L. Waechter, 86

November 14, 1933 - May 13, 2020

Hastings resident, Owen L. Waechter, 86, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at Mary Lanning Memorial HealthCare, Hastings.

Memorials may be given to the First United Methodist Church, Hastings.

Private graveside service will be Friday, May 15, 2020 at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Hastings. There will be no visitation. Apfel Funeral Home is in care of the family. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfelfuneralhome.com.

Owen was born November 14, 1933, to Lloyd F. and Mary Opal (Jones) in Hastings, NE. He graduated from Hastings High School in 1952. He married DeLores Maxine Cliffton, in Taylor, NE on May 28, 1952. Owen was a general manager to Pauley Lumber Company in Hastings.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Hastings, Scottish Rites, Lion’s Club, and was on the Hastings public school board for more than 10 years. He was an on-call custodian for the First United Methodist Church. Owen was an outdoorsman and loved fishing and hunting and he mentored outdoorsmanship. He enjoyed painting, repairing antique clocks, and was a handyman for neighbors and friends. Owen was a proud member of Hastings throughout his life.

He is survived by his wife DeLores, three children, Jeff Waechter, Julie (William) Bolen and Jay (Shely) Waechter, grandchildren, Megan (Chad) Bredthauer, Dr. Nate (Andrea) Bolen, Jackson (Lindsay)Waechter and Jordan (Josh) Cauthon and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.