Tyler Waddingham, 24, of Creston died Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at his home in Manhattan, Kansas.
Open visitation will be 2 to 7 p.m Thursday, June 10, 2021, at Powers Funeral Home in Creston, with family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m.
Celebration of Life services will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 11, 2021, at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Mary O’Riley will officiate. Service will also be livestreamed on Powers Funeral Home Facebook page.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Union County Fair. Online condolences may be made at www.powersfh.com.
Tyler Jeffrey Waddingham was born Sept. 24, 1996, in Des Moines, to Callie Sue (Rieck) Anderson and Jeffrey Todd Waddingham. He was educated in Diagonal and later moved to Creston and graduated from Creston High School in 2015. While Tyler was at Creston High School he was involved in FFA, 4-H, band and also played tennis and he always had a love for animals.
After graduation he attended SWCC, and was involved in the SWCC Ag Club and Livestock Judging Team, graduating in 2017, and would have been graduating from Kansas State University in 2021. Tyler was a member of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. He worked at Hy-Vee in Creston and had transferred to the Hy-Vee store in Manhattan, Kansas.
Survivors include his mother Callie (Travis) Anderson of Creston; his father Jeff (Jaime) Waddingham of Norfolk, Nebraska; two sisters, Landry and Lexi Waddingham, both of Norfolk, Nebraska; grandparents, Dave (Kathy) Rieck of Creston; his grandfather Michael Waddingham of Macksburg; Chet (Linda) Anderson of Clearfield; Dale (Peggy) Burgess of Des Moines; aunt and uncles Chad (Amy) Rieck of Creston; Scott (Penny) Waddingham of Grimes and Brad (Jenna) Waddingham of Lincoln, Chad (Carla) Burgess of Little Canada, Minnesota, Tina (Chris) Ambrose of Diagonal, Terry Anderson of Des Moines, Tracy (Brandy) Anderson of Mt Ayr, Tonya (Cliff) Briggs of Clearfield; and many cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother Marlene Waddingham in 2018 and his uncle Rich Waddingham.