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Harold Eugene Walter


Posted By: Kathy Parmenter (email)
Date: 1/20/2018 at 21:23:20

Harold Eugene Walter, the son of Alva Dewey and Gladys Lucinda (Pond) Walter was born May 25, 1921, near Nodaway, on the family farm, in Adams County Iowa. Harold entered eternal rest on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Society, Villisca, Iowa, at the age of ninety-six years.

Harold graduated from Nodaway High School with the Class of 1940. He attended Business School in Omaha, Nebraska for part of 1942, and then enlisted in the United States Navy in August of 1942. He served on the USS Impulse Patrol Gun Boat (P.G. 68), the USS Vagrant PYC 30 Submarine Patrol, the Harold S. Vanderbilt Yacht in the North Atlantic, and finally the USS Sub Chaser 1277. Harold was awarded the “Good Conduct Medal” and received an honorable discharge on February 7, 1946.

Harold returned home following his service and helped his father on the farm and did general trucking. He was united in marriage to Wilma Mary Williams on October 1, 1947. Two children were born to bless this union: Marcia in 1949; and Roger in 1951. In 1949, Harold and Wilma moved west of Brooks, Iowa, and started farming. They then farmed south of Bridgewater, Iowa. In 1957 they moved and bought a farm three miles northeast of Prescott. Additional land was later added to their farming operation.

Harold enjoyed traveling with Wilma and they took numerous trips around the United States and Canada. He also enjoyed fishing, boating, camping, and dancing.

Harold was a life member of the Williamson American Legion Post #719, a lifetime member of the VFW Post #1797 in Creston, Iowa, and a member of the Prescott United Church of Christ. Harold participated in an Honor Flight in 2009 to see Washington DC and the WWII Memorial.

Left to cherish Harold’s memory are his children: Marcia (Gary) Almquist, Montgomery, Texas; Roger Walter, Brooks, Iowa; six grandchildren: John; Kathy; Rita; Doug; Brian; Troy; several great grandchildren; sisters: Darlene Brees, Creston, Iowa; Carolyn (Merlin) Dixon, Corning, Iowa; Connie (Terry) Helvie, Corning, Iowa; brother: Glen (Beverly) Walter, Corning, Iowa; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Preceding Harold in death were his wife: Wilma in 2010; daughter: Karen Russell; parents; sister: Mary Jo Rowe; brothers-in-law: Ralph Rowe and Deane Brees.


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