Richard C. Walter, 81Richard Clarence Walter, 81, Red Wing, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, at his residence at Potter Ridge.
Richard Clarence Walter, 81, Red Wing, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, at his residence at Potter Ridge.
He was born March 30, 1931, in Buffalo Lake, Minn., the son of Clarence Andrew and Ruth (Schafer) Walter. He was a 1949 graduate of Buffalo Lake High School and then served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He married Avis Mae Hagberg on June 29, 1951. He graduated from the University of Minnesota, St. Paul Campus, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science. During his time in college, he also worked as a cabinetmaker apprentice. They moved to Red Wing, and he took a job working for the University of Minnesota Extension Service until his retirement.
He was an active member of United Lutheran Church where he was a member of Men in Mission, the Red Wing Kiwanis, and the Red Wing Chapter of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association. He enjoyed his family, woodworking, gardening, yard work, fishing, trips to Canada with his sons, going to the lake, and attending sporting events.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Avis; his son, Jon (Stephanie) Walter, and their children, Brittany (Bryce) Peterson and great-grandson, Lane Walter Peterson, Ben and Jessica Walter, and Jamie Walter; son, James (Rebecca) Walter of Hortonville, Wis., and their children, Madalyn and Alexandra Walter; brothers, Allen (Marie) of Buffalo Lake, Minn., Ken (Nancy) of Apple Valley, Loren (Carol) of Buffalo Lake, and Neil (Gerri) of Inver Grove Heights; and one sister, Judith (Don) Williams of Burnsville.
Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at United Lutheran Church with Reverend Bob Iverson officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel, and on Saturday for 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials to United Lutheran Church or the Parkinson Foundation.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com.