Polly A. Wacker

Polly A. Wacker

August 2, 1952 – December 24, 2019


Polly Ann Wacker (Henderson) was born August 2, 1952, in St. Francis, Kansas to Glen and Dulcie Henderson (Rath).  Her siblings: are Glenda (Jerry) Wetherbee of Harlingen, Texas, Billy Ray (deceased), Danny (Penny) Henderson of South Padre, Texas, Charlotte (Martin) Hilt of St. Francis, Kansas, Gaye (Mike) Bowles of Bakersfield, California, and Cindy (Alan) Roths of Ransom, Kansas.  Polly was baptized September 21, 1952, and confirmed in faith June 19, 1966, both at Zion Lutheran Church in St. Francis, Kansas.  Polly graduated from St. Francis Community High School May 20, 1970.

Polly Ann married Herbert Lee Wacker on June 6, 1970 at Zion Lutheran Church, St. Francis, Kansas, and moved to Beatrice, Nebraska, where they lived happily together in the same home for over 47 years until they moved to Ralston, Nebraska two years ago.  During that time, they raised three children together:  Rodney (Darla – deceased, Jewel) Wacker of Lincoln, Nebraska, Stacy (Howard) Wagoner of Omaha, Nebraska, and Jason (Amy) Wacker of Longwood, Florida.  She is the proud Grandma of three grandchildren:  Matthew Wagoner, and Jaden and Shaely Wacker.

Her in-laws include: Henry and Ella Wacker (Meier) (both deceased), Delores (Chet – deceased) Dietz of Riverside, California, Leonard (deceased) (Darlene) Wacker of Fairbury, Nebraska, Eldora (Roger) Lewein of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Elta (Bill – deceased) Lewein of Beatrice, Nebraska.  She also had numerous loved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Polly worked at the Beatrice State Developmental Center for over 21 years, and then at Parkview Center Nursing Home in Beatrice for over 9 years.

Polly was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease at the age of 62 and passed away at her home on December 24, 2019, Christmas Eve.  She will be truly missed, but also genuinely celebrated for the life she shared with so many.  Peace, love and joy be with you always, Polly.

Family will receive friends Sunday, December 29th from 6pm to 8pm, at the West Center Chapel.  FUNERAL SERVICE: Monday, December 30th, 10am, Messiah Lutheran Church (5015 S 80th St.)  GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Monday, December 30th, 2pm, Evergreen Home Cemetery in Beatrice.  Memorials will be shared with the Nebraska Alzheimer’s Association along with her church family at Messiah Lutheran in Ralston.





  • Darrel & Beverly Henderson Posted December 27, 2019 10:15 am

    Thinking of you and your family in this time of loss. Prayers, Herb.

  • Thad, Paula & Trinity Tichenor Posted December 28, 2019 12:55 am

    Herb, Stacy, Jason, Rodney (and families). We were so sad to hear of Polly’s diagnosis and passing. She was such a fun-loving, kind, and beautiful person. She gave us so many wonderful memories and we’ll all miss her very much. Love you guys. -Thad, Paula & Trinity Tichenor

  • Virginia Terry Posted December 28, 2019 4:20 am

    My thought are with you in this time of loss and sorrow..Hugs and prayers for strength and confort.

  • Doris Sohl Posted December 28, 2019 6:19 am

    Dear Polly’s family ..Sorry for you loss. May the loving memories of sweet Polly help sustain you & bring you peace.

  • Earl, Rachael, & Kristopher Cohen Posted December 28, 2019 8:04 am

    Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Sharon Davis Posted December 28, 2019 9:23 am

    So sorry to hear about your lose. She was such a sweet lady and I do have great memories of the time I spent at your place several years back when Loretta and I visited.

  • Judy (Armknecht) Kannady Posted December 28, 2019 9:43 am

    I am so sorry to hear of Polly’s passing. I always enjoyed her happy outlook on life. Herb, you and the kids are in my prayers.

  • Dena Riley Posted December 28, 2019 10:31 am

    I love you all so much, second family to me. My Daddy died of Alzheimers. I know you have great Faith and praying and thinking of you all. Love you

  • Jennifer Dinges Posted December 28, 2019 10:32 am

    I’m very sorry for your loss.

  • Sheree Wingo Posted December 28, 2019 10:33 am

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for all of you 🙏. What a cruel disease.

  • Holly Gnage Posted December 28, 2019 11:11 am

    My condolences

  • Marsha and Ron Zimbelman Posted December 28, 2019 12:04 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

  • Bonnie Henderson Posted December 28, 2019 12:50 pm

    Praying for your comfort and peace in remembering Polly.

  • Bob and Lou Maxson Posted December 28, 2019 2:55 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. We worked with Polly at BSDC for many years.

  • Gary and Brenda (Henderson)Drennan Posted December 28, 2019 4:33 pm

    So sorry to hear about Polly ,she will be missed! Prayers for her family and friends. I pray you will get comfort in the knowledge of the resurrection..

  • Kelly and JoEllen Frewen Posted December 28, 2019 4:58 pm

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this sad time. Polly always had a smile on her face and never a cruel word to say to anyone.. what a sweetheart.

  • Dorothy Zimmerman Posted December 28, 2019 5:47 pm

    So sorry for your loss Herb. Polly was a wonderful woman with a big heart. I’ll remember our times with swim team and her work at Parkview Center. Dorothy

  • Lucy Blood Posted December 28, 2019 6:58 pm

    Herb, Prayers for all of your family. I’m very saddened to hear about Polly’s passing. She was a wonderful person and cared deeply for the individuals at BSDC.

  • Beverly Howland Posted December 28, 2019 9:18 pm

    Prayers and love sent to your family from mine.

  • Gary Anders Posted December 28, 2019 10:19 pm

    Sorry to hear of your loss.

  • Paul and Linda Rockemann Posted December 29, 2019 11:25 am

    Herb, we are sending our thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Polly was a wonderful person.

  • Marvin and Anita Miller Posted December 29, 2019 4:22 pm

    So sorry about Polly. Sending love and hugs to all.

  • Glenn and Susan Dietz Posted December 29, 2019 4:49 pm

    Herb and family, so sorry for your loss. We’ve been praying that God will give you comfort during this time of sorrow. May His words give you peace and strength during this time and beyond.

  • Faye Hagan Posted December 29, 2019 6:39 pm

    Dear Herb, Stacy, and Jason, So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Won’t be able to be at the cemetery as Leon has a doctor’s appointment.

  • Donna and Jerry Scoby Posted December 30, 2019 3:42 am

    Our thoughts and prayers for Cousin Polly’s family and friends. I always remember how sweet and kind she was.

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