Funeral service for Philip J. Walduck was held Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Pier Funeral Home in Lusk, Wyo. Philip passed away suddenly at the family home north of Lusk October 28, 2012.
Philip John Walduck was born Aug. 11, 1951 in Oxfordshire, England.
Philip acquired his degree at Oxford University in Agriculture Engineering and came to the United States from the United Kingdom as a Merchant Marine. He met and married Karen Korrell in 1974 and from that union they had two daughters, Sara and Suzanne.
Philip’s expertise and diverse knowledge in various industries offered him a multitude of opportunities throughout his career. He spent 12 years in law enforcement serving with Laramie County Sheriff’s Department and the United States Marshal Service in Cheyenne, Wyo. After his career in law enforcement Philip married Jessie Boner and established his own construction business. Due to an injury contributing to his impairment he was no longer able to continue with his business, therefore, retired. Philip and Jessie then moved to Lusk to assist in the management of the family ranch. They resided there until his death.
Philip engaged himself in the community of Niobrara County serving on the Niobrara Predator Board and held several offices in the Lusk Elks Lodge #1797. Philip believed in citizenship and most importantly valued the concept of ‘Brotherly Love’ in which he was a major contributor giving of himself to those in need or not as fortunate as himself. As quoted from many of Philip’s friends, “He was the epitome of a true English Gentleman” and his infectious sense of humor and presence will be greatly missed by many.
Philip is survived by his wife, Jessie of Lusk. He is also survived by stepdaughter Shannon Lauer of Santee, Calif., Daughters, Sara Walduck (Jeremy Stangle) of Cheyenne, Wyo. And Suzanne Gaines (Matt) of Burns, Wyo. Sisters, Kathleen Horwood (Barry) and Eleanor Williams all of Bicester, England. He was especially proud of being “Grandpa” to five grandsons: Trevor Walduck and Ty Stangle of Cheyenne, Wyo., Colten, Conner and Camden Gaines of Burns, Wyo. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack & Phyllis Walduck, Mother-in-law- Polly Boner, Stepson- Dustin Lauer, Brother- Roger Walduck and Brother-in-Law- Tad Williams.
Officiant was Pastor Tom Strock of Douglas, Wyo., delivering the eulogy was his sister Eleanor of Bicester, England. Music was provided by Laurie and J.D. Wasserburger and Rose Kremers. An oral tribute was presented by representatives in Full Dress from the Laramie County Sheriff’s Department. In addition, the ‘Funeral Service’ ceremonial was presented by Lusk Elks Lodge #1797. Inurnment was in the Lusk Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the ‘Lusk Elks Building Fund’ or the donor’s choice in memory of Philip. Pier Funeral Home in Lusk was in charge of the arrangements.
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