11 a.m. Saturday, March 21, at Friendship Manor,
Funeral home: Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral
Walter Dietrich "Walt" Radespiel, 72, of Lincoln,
passed away March 6, 2015 at The Christian Village.
Cremation rites will be accorded. Memorial services
will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 21, 2015 at
Friendship Manor, Lincoln with Pastor Mark Weber
officiating. Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in
Lincoln has been entrusted with his care.
Walt was born July 14, 1942 in Peoria, the son of
Herman Walter Radespiel and Kathryn (Link) Radespiel.
He married Carol Tyson on July 20, 1963 in Broken
Bow, Nebraska. Together they had four children:
Markus Radespiel, John Radespiel, Rhesa
Radespiel-Zurkammer, and James Radespiel.
Walt was a man of faith. He touched many lives, not
by just talking, but rather by walking in faith. He
attended the Church of God Bible School in
Cleveland, TN from 1961-1962. He pastored a church
in Monmouth, and was the founder of the SOS Academy
Christian School and Church in Atlanta. He also was
the owner of an upholstery shop in Atlanta. Along
with being employed as a guard at Logan Correctional
Center for many years, he also worked for the
Bloomington Pantagraph. He owned and operated
Classic Crafts in Lincoln, participated in Civil War
reenactments, enjoyed wood craftsmanship and was an
author of two books. More recently he worked in
maintenance and operated the craft store at
Friendship Manor from 2010-present. He held Bible
studies and enjoyed playing cards with his many
friends there. He was also an animal lover of all
Survivors include his four children: Markus (Susan)
Radespiel of Lincoln, John Radespiel of Peoria,
Rhesa Radespiel-Zurkammer (Tony) of Lincoln, and
James (Missy) Radespiel of Lincoln; nineteen
grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and his
sister Betty Findlay of Peoria.
He was preceded by his parents and his sister Helen
Memorial donations may be made to Friendship Manor
or to the Humane Society of Logan County.
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