11/26/14 —– Walles Eugene Gadeken

Walles Eugene Gadeken, age 82 of Tullahoma passed away Monday, November 24, 2014 at his residence.

Services will be held Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 1 PM at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home with Pastor Alex Hoffner officiating.

Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.

Visitation with the family will be from 11 AM until funeral time at Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home.

A native of Neligh, Nebraska, he was the son of the late John and Marie Lawnenski Gadeken.

Mr. Gadeken was a U S Air Force veteran serving as a Missile Guidance Instructor. He retired in 1975 after 24 years of service. He also worked at Precision International as the Plant Manager and at AEDC as an Instrument Technician until retiring in 1996. After retirement, he enjoyed gardening and working in his yard. He is a member of First United Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, David Gadeken and ten brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Patti Jeffers Gadeken of Tullahoma; three sons, Michael Gadeken of Murfreesboro, Jeffrey Gadeken and his wife, Donna of Illinois, and Ed Gadeken and his wife, Mary of Florida; two daughters, Pamela Sanford and Peggy Morris, both of Tullahoma; ten grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society and Hospice Compassus.
Daves-Culbertson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.vet