Fern Waechter


LAKIN — Fern Golda Waechter, 83, died Thursday, June 13, 2013, at High Plains Retirement Village in Lakin.

LAKIN — Fern Golda Waechter, 83, died Thursday, June 13, 2013, at High Plains Retirement Village in Lakin.

She was born Jan. 10, 1930, in Kearny County, to Lewis W. and Mary Jane Forgy Moore. She graduated from Lakin High School in 1948.

She taught school at Pleasant Valley in Grant County before marrying Walter E. Waechter on Sept. 4, 1949, in Lakin. They resided on the 71 Ranch in the Menno community.

In addition to her husband, survivors include three daughters, Linda Koszewski of Arlington, Texas, and Janey Sullivan and Janet Holmes, both of Lakin; two sons, Kenneth Waechter of Lakin, and Lyle Waechter of Ulysses; four brothers, Lewis Robert Moore of Ulysses, Dick Moore of Hayward, Calif., Charley Moore of Morro Bay, Calif., and Francis Moore of Pasco, Wash.; a sister, Ruth Dyson of Wichita; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, George Moore; and a grandson.

Funeral will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lakin.

Burial will be at Lakin Cemetery.

Visitation hours are noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Garnand Funeral Home in Lakin.

Condolences may be emailed to garnandfh@sbcglobal.net. Memorials are suggested to Immanuel Lutheran Church or Kearny County Ministerial Alliance, both in care of the funeral home, Box 91, Lakin, KS 67860.


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