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Walter, Henry (1932 - 2017)


Posted By: Denise Wurner (email)
Date: 9/10/2017 at 20:15:52

Name of deceased: Henry LeRoy Walter

Aged: 85 yrs, 3 mo, 2 days

Residence: Elk Horn, IA

Born: June 4, 1932; Cass County, IA

Died: Sep. 6, 2017; Council Bluffs, IA

Funeral services: Saturday, Sep. 9, 2017; Elk Horn Lutheran Church, Elk Horn, IA; burial, with full military honors by the Elk Horn American Legion Post #322, was in the Elk Horn Lutheran Cemetery, Elk Horn, IA

Survived by: Wife of 60 years, Mardell of Elk Horn, IA; daughters, Joan (spouse, Brian) Mewhirter of Atlantic, IA and Cheryl (spouse, Troy) Petersen of Elk Horn, IA; grandchildren, Travis (spouse, Stef) Mewhirter of Atlantic, IA, Nicole (spouse, Travis) Olson of Ankeny, IA, Kyle (spouse, Alicia) Petersen of Exira, IA, Chase (spouse, Megan) Mewhirter of Atlantic, IA, Dustin Petersen of Marne, IA and Paige (spouse, Jose) Perez of Atlantic, IA; great-grandchildren, Lane, Claire, Hailie, Brooklynn, Tristan, Evelyn, Brody, Kohen, Pyper, Colton, Carsyn, and Bryleigh; sisters, Annabelle (spouse, Gail) Lange of Atlantic, IA, Carolyn (spouse, Jack) Johnson of Atlantic, IA and Emy (spouse, Jack) Barringer of Ames, IA; brother-in-law, Vernon Andersen of Winchester, CA; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends

Predeceased by: Parents, Fred and Pauline (nee Harmsen) Walter; daughter, Janelle Walter; twin grandsons, Brett and Brandon Mewhirter; brothers, Paul and Don Walter

Education: attended Brighton #6 school, Brighton, Washington County, IA

Religious affiliation: member, Elk Horn Lutheran Church, Elk Horn, IA; served on the church council

Military service: Drafted in the U. S. Army at age 20 during WWII, and spent 1-1/2 years in France. Honorably discharged.

Marriage: Mardell Andersen; Feb. 16, 1957; Elk Horn Lutheran Church, Elk Horn, IA

Employment: Farmer; farmed in Cass County, IA until 1964, and then purchased a farm from his father-in-law in Shelby County, IA; they resided there until moving to Elk Horn, IA in 1984.

Hobbies/Interests: member, Elk’s Club; member, Elk Horn American Legion Post #322; served on the cemetery board for 18 years; helped erect the Danish Windmill and Elk Horn, IA swimming pool. Enjoyed card parties, bowling, and tractor rides; looked forward to daily visits to the coffee shop; treasured time with grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Sources: kjan.com; knodfm.com; rolandfuneralhome.com


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