Wally F. Nerka

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Wally Nerka (62) passed into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus on March 8th, 2020.

His final days were spent in the hospital then at home under hospice surrounded by several family, friends,  co-workers.

Wally is survived by his loving wife of 8 years Gina and their dog Sally.  Loving Sisters  Patty (Dave) Beck Kansas City, KS, Kathy Nerka, Littleton, CO, Brother In- Law to Rita (Dennis ) Shultz Powell, WY,  Mother In- law Sandy Marino, Powell, WY Nephews & Nieces :, Mike (Jamie) Beck Broomfield,CO, Johnny (Maggie) Beck,Overland Park, KS, Nakita (Sam) Curr Powell, WY, Spencer Shultz, Vernal, Utah , Grand Nephews Finnegan and Quinn,  Grand Nieces, Kendall and Ellie. 

He is preceded in death by  parents Wally and Mickey Nerka.

Anyone that knew Wally knew his love and knowledge of sports; - especially his beloved Superbowl Champions Kansas City Chiefs and KU Jayhawk Men's Basketball. Growing up in Kansas City, Kansas he along with half of the neighborhood kids, piled into the family station wagon to attend the Chiefs home games as members of the Huddle Club.  He spent many Saturdays with his Dad attending KU football games and hosting basketball games with friends. Wally graduated high school from Bishop Ward in Kansas City, KS and attended Emporia State University.  Wally moved to Denver in 1992.

Wally never knew a stranger. His sense of humor and infectious smile put people at ease. Wally enjoyed people, animals, exploring the mountains of Colorado, Bruce Springsteen concerts, chatting about sports,  anything Blueberry flavored and trying different restaurants. Wally attended Red Rocks Church - Littleton, CO. 
" Rock Chalk Jayhawk and Chiefs Kingdom!"


Wally's career span  primarily consisted working in the mortgage and financial industries. He was last employed with Transamerica in Denver.

Celebration of Life will be held at a later date in consideration of the risks of COVID -19.

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  1. It's only fitting that the KC Chiefs are Super Bowl Champions and the Kansas Jayhawks are #1 in NCAA Men's Basketball at the time of you passing, Wally.  May you Rest in Peace knowing that!     

  2. To Wally (Fella) from his KCK neighbors, it is so amazing to know you found salvation and your place in heaven through faith in the Lord Jesus.  

    To those that loved Wally, I'm a Childhood neighbor named Keith Axe that played Fella in home run derby in his back yard hundreds and hundreds of times.   My record against him was 1-2999 (perhaps).  He beat me every game, every day until that last fateful day when I threw a no-hitter against him.  He threw his wiffle ball bat on his roof and stormed away.  We never played again!  

    There are too many memories playing pick up sports in the great neighborhood we lived in to recount.  One other memorable event was sitting  in his mom's car at TG&Y opening baseball cards.  He loved Orlando Cepeda!   When he saw is card in a freshly opened package he went into a complete fit, yelling at the top of his lungs, over and over…..Baby Bull!!!!   Orlando's nickname in those days.

    Though time and life circumstances took us apart for the last 40+ years, I am so joyful I will see you again walking with our savior Jesus.   My prayers go out to all that are mourning his lost.  

  3. Thank You for the tribute, condolences Keith.   I loved reading about him  as a child and his  early love of sports back then. 
    Wally accepted Jesus as his Savior on Easter  2012 ! 

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