He was born on July 18, 1924, in rural Phillips County to Otto Edward and Helen Marie Katherine (Grauerholz) Wachs. He grew up in rural Phillips County, where he attended elementary school and was a graduate of Kensington High School.
During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy.
He married Arlene J. Taylor on Aug. 22, 1948, at the Lutheran Church in Phillipsburg. She survives of the home.
He owned and operated 4th Street Laundry.
Other survivors include a son, David Wachs, of the home; two daughters, Katherine Wachs of the home and Tina Foster of Cherryvale; three granddaughters; a great-granddaughter; two brothers, his twin, Rex Wachs, of St. George, Utah, and Fred Wachs of Satanta; and a sister, Laura Kline of Plainville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, William Ray “Bill” Wachs.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First St. John Lutheran Church in Kensington. Burial will follow in Germantown Cemetery in Kensington. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorials are suggested to First St. John Lutheran Church and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.