Walter Charles Aures, Jr.
January 02, 1931 ‒ November 02, 2015
Jacksonville , Florida
Formerly of Marion, Ohio
Walter Charles Aures, Jr., 84, also known as “Sonny”, passed away Monday, November 02, 2015, at The Terrace of Jacksonville Nursing Home, Jacksonville, FL. In hospice care for a short time, Walter passed away peacefully in his sleep.
Walt was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, January 2, 1931, to the late Walter C. Aures, Sr. and Helene (Graham) Aures. Walt’s family later moved to Lima, Ohio, where he was raised and graduated from St. Rose High School in 1949. Walt joined the U.S. Army in 1951 and rose to the rank of Sergeant First Class. He served in the Korean War earning a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.
After discharge from the Army, Walt studied at The Ohio State University. He married the late Marilyn Artz in 1956, residing in Marion, OH, they raised two sons. Walt was a Marion business owner for over thirty years, a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and a longtime member of the Grand Prairie Township Zoning Board.
After almost 34 years of marriage, Marilyn passed away in 1991. Walt married Jeannette Keller on March 4, 1994 and retired to The Villages, FL in 1999 where he was a member of St. Timothy Catholic Church, the Ohio Buckeye club, and the 3 C’s Ohio club in The Villages.
Survivors include his second wife, Jeannette Keller; two sons, Mitchell (Kimberly) Aures and Kevin (Tony) Aures; two grandchildren, Andrew Aures and Jennifer Aures, both of Orange Park, FL; a nephew, Matthew (Allison) Dee, three nieces, Molly Dee Taylor, Megan (Sveinung) Dee Medaas, and Merrill (Steve) Dee Schneider; two great-nephews and four great-nieces.
Walt will be remembered for his faith, patriotism, friendship, sense of humor, and his love of The Ohio State Buckeyes.
A Graveside service will be held Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 10 AM at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Marion with Father Buffer officiating. Military Honors will be provided by the United State Army National Guard.
Gunder/Hall & Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Aures family. Online condolences may be expressed by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.