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In Memory of

Elmer Keith Waddell

September 7, 1944 - March 27, 2015

Obituary


Elmer Keith Waddell, loving father and husband born September 4, 1944 Charles City Iowa '''Diseased March 27, 2015 Phoenix, AZ.
Elmer grew up on the family farm outside of Charles City where he and his older brother attended a one room school house. While still a minor, Elmer enlisted to serve in the Vietnam Conflict. In the army, Elmer worked in the motor pool, where he rose to the rank of Sargent. There, he repaired and maintained tanks, trucks, and equipment. After returning from oversees he was stationed in Yuma, and first visited...

Elmer Keith Waddell, loving father and husband born September 4, 1944 Charles City Iowa '''Diseased March 27, 2015 Phoenix, AZ.
Elmer grew up on the family farm outside of Charles City where he and his older brother attended a one room school house. While still a minor, Elmer enlisted to serve in the Vietnam Conflict. In the army, Elmer worked in the motor pool, where he rose to the rank of Sargent. There, he repaired and maintained tanks, trucks, and equipment. After returning from oversees he was stationed in Yuma, and first visited Arizona. Upon discharge, Elmer returned to Iowa for a time, before relocating permanently to the Valley of the Sun. Elmer worked 34 years at Western Truck Equipment, eventually becoming General Manager. In his free time, Elmer hunted fished and explored the west that he loved. Elmer was a gentle man of intrepid character who taught his children to be fair and honest. He treated people with respect and stood by his deeds and actions. He is preceded in death by his father George Waddell and survived by his Mother Grace Waddell Charles City, IA, Brother Arnie Waddell Portland, OR, Wife Michelle Waddell Phoenix, AZ, Daughter Kim Waddell Tucson, AZ, Son Alan Waddell Phoenix, AZ, Daughter Melissa Waddell Phoenix, AZ
Memorial service will be held on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Shadow Mountain Mortuary, 2350 E. Greenway Rd. Phoenix, AZ .