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March, 1930

OBITUARY - MR. ALFRED WALTER

Alfred WALTER was born in Ringgold county, Iowa, June 11, 1868 and departed this life March 27, 1930 at the age of 61 years, 9 months, and 16 days at the Worrell Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota.

In the year 1883, he with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. P[eter]. F. WALTER, came to Elk County, Kansas and settled on the farm one half mile north of the Antioch school house, where he resided till grown.

In the year 1895 he was united in marriage to Miss Rosina BOBZIEN of Howard. They at once moved on the farm, which is now their present home.

To this union were born, Raymond, who died in infancy and Earl of Howard who still resides at home. They also reared their nephew, Willard Walter from infancy to young manhood, now of Kansas City, Missouri. He, with Mrs. WALTER was with Mr. WALTER in his last illness.

He is also survived by two brothers and two sisters, Mrs. Lula MORGAN of Howard, Howard WALTER of Longton, Kansas, Mrs. Minnie SHANNON of Chicago, Illinois and Clyde WALTER of Zenda, Kansas, also two half-brothers, Lee and Dale WALTER of Severy, Kansas and a step-mother, Mrs. Martha WALTER of Severy, Kansas and other relatives and friends.

He was converted in early manhood and joined the Methodist church under Pastor Robert MacLEAN'S ministry at Antioch of which he was a faithful and active member till the end, being superintendent of the Sunday school at one time and holding other offices of the church at different times. He was always willing to do what he was asked to do in all kinds of church work. He was a good neighbor, a kind father and companion.

Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist church, Sunday, March 30, at 2:30 p.m. Rev. W. C. CHAPPELL officiating. Interment was in Grace Lawn cemetery [Elk County, Kansas].

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, July of 2010

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