A gathering and memorial service for Wallace E. Sehrt, 84, Lawrence include fellowship from 1:30pm to 3:30pm Saturday December 6th at Ebenezer United Church of Christ, Augusta Missouri. Memorial Service scheduled 2pm with dessert and beverages afterwards.
Mr. Sehrt was preceded in death by all immediate family members. Survived by Wife Lela, sons John and his wife Maureen of Washington Missouri, Steve of Marthasville, daughters Michelle Lynn and husband Clinton of Lawrence Kansas, and Christina of Marthasville Missouri, Six grandchildren, Christopher and Melissa Sehrt of Washington Missouri ; Micheal and Karla Sehrt of Marthasville and Villa Ridge Missouri ; and Tanner and Bria Lynn of Lawrence, Kansas and many other beloved friends and family members Who are excited to look expectantly towards seeing him again in Heaven through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Memorials may be made to Lawrence Memorial Hospital or Baldwin Health and Rehab Center Both of which provided exceptional care these past several months. Thank You, The Sehrt & Lynn Families
Messages & Condolences
My grandpa was a lot of things – a son, a younger brother, a cousin, an uncle, a husband, a father, and of course, a grandfather. To me, he was more than that – he was my dad, my grandpa and my best friend. From the time I was born to the time he passed, I was blessed to know him, as we all were, even if only for a short time. He had so many wonderful stories – whether they were about hunting or his time in the war, even ones about my brother and I. They were all special, just like him. He taught me how to play poker, too. I had a roll of fake money and we’d play for fun. But he wouldn’t want us to mourne – he’s no longer in pain. No more medication, no more canes, no more wheelchairs. He’s on his feet, his arms are up and he is using that beautiful voice of his to praise his king, and that thought is enough to get me through. Not only that, but we have the satisfaction of knowing that we will see him again, and we’ll be right next to him, arms up, praising out King together.
My last few moments with him were very special, and I’ll never forget the last words he spoke to me: “I love you, Karla. Do good in school, work hard, and you’re a very beautiful young lady.” Those are words that I can hang on to, forever.
We miss you, Grandpa, and we’ll see you on the other side, soldier!
Today, as I have on most Saturdays, I would call my good friend Wally and reminisce. We listened to pro-basketball games on the radio in the early 40’s, we hunted in the same woods, we entered Augusta High and graduated in ’47, we went to Korea together and in ’56 with his beautiful voice, sang those lovely hymns at my wedding wherein the whole congregation turned in their pews… they needed see who could sing so well in a small country church. When that voice is made silent, or when his elegant writings, which I keep, are no longer written…then you know what a kind and talented soul God can give to one man. To Lela and family,I’m truly sorry for your loss. God has gained a good man. I will ask him now to intercede for the health and welfare of my family.
Lela, I was so sorry to hear about your husband’s passing; though it was so interesting to read the other condolences online as to Wally’s past experiences (Navy, etc.) since I really didn’t know him personally.
I pray you will get through this difficult time along with your children.
Sorry for your loss Lela & Michelle. Walley, you will be missed. I am so glad that such a good man put his trust in the Lord.
I thank God for your Service to your Country, as Walley served in the Navy on the U.S.S. Boxer.
Wish I could have had more time to get to chat with you, but I Know that
I’ll see you again.
A friend late in Life, Michael
I only recently got to know Wally Sehrt. What a privilege it was to get to know my good friend Michelle Lynn’s dad these past few months. He was a man from a different Era and what a pleasure that was. He was a man who exuded honor, integrity and humility. He suffered these last few months as he fought for his health with no complaints or demands and an awesome attitude. He was surprised by the few small gestures made for him while he stayed in the hospital. He delighted the hospital staff and nursing home staff with his gentle character and can do attitude. When we went to visit him he entertained Michael and I with stories from days gone by. He told us of his days in the US Navy. Michael looked up a picture of the ship that Wally served on. Wally enjoyed seeing that old ship and marveled at the technology that allowed us to peek into the past with him like that. It was such a great time visiting with him and discovering the many facets of who Wally Sehrt was a man of service and honor, a family man, a hunter and a man who loved God. Mike and I will miss Wally and being able to visit with him but know that he will be with us in eternity. See you later Wallace Sehrt. Kelly Chase
Plans include fellowship from 130pm to 330pm Saturday December 6th at Ebenezer United Church of Christ, Augusta Missouri Memorial Service scheduled 2pm with dessert and beverages afterwards Gifts can be given to Lawrence Memorial Hospital or Baldwin Health and Rehab Center Both of which provided exceptional care these past several months Thank You
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