C. F. “Walt” Walters
April 21, 1920 ‒ September 26, 2006
C. F. “Walt” Walters, age 86, of Marengo died Tuesday evening September 26, 2006 at Heartland of Centerburg.
He was born in Mansfield to the late Arthur L. and Goldie I. (Rhinehart) Walters and attended Bellville High School. Walt then went to the Civilian Conservation Corp Camp and was deployed to the State of Washington. A marksman and US Army Veteran of WW II, he participated in the American and Asiatic-Pacific Theaters. Walt worked as a machinist for 38 years for Galion Dresser, retiring in 1983.
A proud member of the American Assoc. of Machinists & Aero Space Workers, he enjoyed work and instilled the same strong work ethic in his family.
Described as a “tinker”, he could build and design just about anything. He attended the Marengo United Methodist Church and was a life member of VFW Post #4329 in Galion. Well respected by both work associates and members of the Galion and Marengo communities, true to his word, he was a patriot, proud of the American Flag, the bald eagle and this great land called America.
Walt was very proud of his family and the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren. In fact he was known to dote about them.
Survived by his second wife: Mary Lou (McNickle) Walters, whom he married June 29, 1976 in Wise, Virginia, Son: Donald (Barb Baker) Walters of Lexington, SC, Daughters: Barbara (Jim) Murray of Bellville, Ronda (Tim) Siegfried of Marengo, Grandchildren: Tara (Rob) Almony, Tracy (Jason) Montgomery, Jeremy (Jennifer) Weiss, Jason Weiss, Andrew Weiss, Kendra and Kirstin Siegfried, Great-grandchildren: Payton Montgomery and Mason Weiss.
He was preceded in death by first wife: Mary Isabell Walters in 1968, Brothers: Creo, Ernest, Harold, and Sister: Norma Long.
Friends may call Friday 2-5 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR 229, Marengo, where services will be held Saturday 11:30 a.m., with Rev. Robert Ludwig officiating. Burial will follow in Crawford County Memorial Gardens with military honors provided by the Crawford County Veterans Association and members of the US Army.
Memorial contributions can be made to Marengo United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 126, Marengo, Ohio 43334 or to a Hospice organization of the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.