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Obituary

Jeffrey (Jeff) L. Waller

August 29, 1954 - September 14, 2022

Jeffrey (Jeff) L. Waller, 68, of Lincoln, passed away on September 14, 2022. He was born on August 29th 1954 in Nebraska City, NE to William John Waller & Alice Ramona
Hauptman.

Jeff worked as a factory worker at Goodyear Tire and Rubber for over 40 years and retired in 2017. He spent most of his adult life playing on a traveling fastpitch softball team as a Pitcher. Jeff loved bird watching and spending time at the Cabin with family and friends. Jeff was a devoted grandpa and enjoyed spending time with all of his grandkids. Some of his favorite times were early mornings with the youngest grandchild Gigi, and picking some of the bigger grandkids up from school and hearing them talk about their day.

Survivors include his Wife Michelle Waller; children Corey O’Hara, Patrick (Christie) Waller, Cody (Chelsea) Waller, and Kyle Waller, step children Stephanie Kelley & Scott Kelley; sisters Diana Daley and Gayle (Stan) Harvey; half sister Jean (Dave) Bennet and step-sister Sandy Wightman; 13 Grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceded In death by his parents; step-father Robert George Goeschel, Brother William (Bill) Waller, and step-brothers Bob and Mike Goeschel.

Celebration of Life will be held at Bethany Park Enclosed Shelter Lincoln, NE (66th and Vine St.) Wednesday, October 5th, 2022 (Open House) From 10:30am – 12:30pm.

Please join us in wearing your favorite sports team to celebrate Jeff’s love of sports.

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Services

October5

Celebration of Life

CST

Bethany Park Enclosed Shelter

66th and Vine St., Lincoln, NE

Share a Memory or Condolence

September 22, 2022

My Father (Jeff) will be missed greatly by anyone who knew him. Dad had a quirky personality also very loving to what he had interest in. I grew up watching him play under hand fast pitch. He was incredible pitcher and mostly a great teammate. His favorite place to be was at the Cabin. Dad grew up at the cabin and took it over after Grandma Mona passed away. Dad and i loved playing Horse Shoes against each other at the cabin. I let him win and he said the same to me. My Dad was my Hero. He worked hard for what he had and never waivered when he was a single dad. Living in a House with 5 boys was challenging. He always had food and loved entertaining our friends. He was the ultimate Dad. Thankyou Dad for being the Best. Love you always and keep looking over us. Lupe #20

– Patrick Waller
September 19, 2022

I went to LHS, with Jeff. Then later I worked with him at Goodyear. He was always a fun guy to be around, never complained. I went to visit him one week before his passing, he had a smile and was at peace with what was to come. Talk about courage. Jeff was probably one of the BEST “Fastpitch” pictures I have ever witnessed. He had a gun for an arm. Him and I chatted many times on Messenger this past year, I will miss that, I will see you again. Love you my friend

– Jimmy Klein
September 18, 2022

I have so many memories of Jeff and his boys and I growing up together. I spent almost every day after junior high at his house playing soccer running in and out of the house and he always said would be amazing when I got older. Jeff also taught me how to pitch better! I was a pitcher in High School and he taught me different grips on the ball for more movement. He came to some of my games and was so proud of me. I ended up playing college soccer and softball, I wouldn’t have been the athlete I was if it wasn’t for Jeff and his sons pushing me.

– Jessie Singleton

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