Richard Vanderwal, 76 of Nebr. City

Richard L. Vanderwal, age 76 of Nebr. City passed away on June 21, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Nebr. City.

He was born on February 14, 1942 in Pipestone, MN; the son of Dick and Clara (Zeinstra) Vanderwal. He attended school in Pipestone and graduated in 1960 from Pipestone High School.

After high school, he began working for Schwan’s as a delivery man; a job that brought him to Nebraska City. On May 5, 1981 Richard was united in marriage to Evette K. Housh in Nebr. City. He also worked at Rowe Motor Company and Freshman Ford in Nebraska City as well as owning and operating the Wooden Nickel Bar in Nebr. City until his retirement.

Richard is survived by his wife Evette Vanderwal of Nebr. City; children: Lauri Vanderwal of Bellevue, NE, Randy Vanderwal of Omaha, NE and Chad Housh and wife Amy of Auburn, NE; grandchildren: Rebecca Housh, Michael Housh, Zachary Vanderwal; four siblings: Fred Vanderwal and wife Henrietta, Clifford Vanderwal and wife Betty, Dorothy Paap and Jane Vanderwal; other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a young brother, Garrett Vanderwal.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at Gude Mortuary in Nebr. City with Pastor Dorothea Fairbanks officiating. Burial will follow at Wyuka Cemetery in Nebr. City.

Visitation is open Tuesday (6/26) from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the mortuary.

Remembrances may be left at

Gude Mortuary in Nebr. City is in charge of arrangements.

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