Dorothy A. Walter, 94, of Carey, died peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021.
On Sept. 22, 1927, Dorothy was born in Melmore, the second of five children of the late Henry and Helen (Widmer) Parker. She graduated from McCuthenville High School.
After graduation, Dorothy worked as a waitress for a couple of years until she married her husband, Lewis W. Walter, on Jan. 1, 1947. Together they shared 61 years of marriage and raised seven children. He preceded her in death on Sept. 7, 2008.
Dorothy worked on the family farm alongside her husband, doing everything from driving tractors and trucks to mowing and butchering hogs, chickens and steers. Her summer days were filled with tending her garden and canning or freezing the produce. She was the center of every family project and her work ethic was something everyone admired. She filled every day serving her family and living out her calling. Her beautiful quilts won many prizes at the county fair and her family cherishes these special gifts. She enjoyed her family’s activities and never declined an invitation to a sporting event. In her later years, she enjoyed mowing her lawn and passing time on her porch swing.
Dorothy was a member of Memorial United Methodist Church in Carey. She also enjoyed playing cards with friends.
She will be missed by her five children, Henry Walter of Fremont, Joyce (Brian) Beckwith of Findlay, David Walter of Carey, Michael (Jane) Walter of Carey, and Judy (Daniel) Fox of Upper Sandusky; one daughter-in-law, Elaine Walter of Findlay; 20 grandchildren, Melanie Walter, Mark Walter, Lori Henness, Matt, Tim and Robert Walter, Emily Stoops, Ben, Wil and Scott Beckwith, Kelly Bolser, Adam, Andrew and Aaron Walter, Sam Walter, Kayann Carlson, Sarah Walter, John and Joe Fox and Christy Pashkovskiy; 32 great-grandchildren; a brother, Frank (Mary) Parker; a sister, Betty (Glen) Fogle; a sister-in-law, Rheta Ruehle, all of McCutchenville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Including her husband and parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by two sons, William and Dale Walter; a daughter-in-law, Marsha Walter; and two brothers, Richard and Robert Parker.
Her family will greet friends from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23, at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay Street, Carey. Services honoring her life will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24, at Grace United Methodist Church, 301 E. Findlay Street, Carey, with the Rev. Loran Miracle officiating. Her family will again greet friends for a half hour prior to her services at the church. Burial will follow at Zion Bloom Cemetery near Vanlue.
Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial United Methodist Church, Zion Bloom Cemetery or to the donor’s choice and they may be sent to the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.StombaughBatton.com.