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  • Harry Elwood "Woody" Walter

  • Harry Elwood "Woody" Walter, 95, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 at Halsey Hall in Fort Dodge, Kan.
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  • Harry Elwood "Woody" Walter, 95, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 at Halsey Hall in Fort Dodge, Kan.
    He was born Feb. 22, 1917 in Middleport, Ohio the son of Harry K. and Neva Bell (Tuckerman) Walter.
    Walter served in the US Army Air Corp during WWII. He flew B-26 Bombers during the war and was a P.O.W. in Germany.
    On Aug. 28, 1943, he married Luella Jo Fagen in Dodge City. They moved to Ohio in 1945 and then back to Kansas in 1952. They lived in Spearville until 1970 before moving to Medicine Lodge where they resided until 2006. They returned to Spearville in 2006 prior to moving to Ft. Dodge in 2010, where he has resided since.
    Walter was a member of the of the V.F.W. Post #7625 and American Legion both of Medicine Lodge; Federated Church of Spearville; and United Methodist Church of Medicine Lodge.
    He is survived by a daughter, Dixie Daubert and husband Wayne of Spearville; son, Stan Walter and wife Jacki of Rocky Hill, Conn.; brother, Robert Walter of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his wife, Luella, his parents, one brother, and six sisters.
    Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 at the Spearville Federated Church with Mr. Barney Korbelik and Rev. Dick Robbins presiding.
    Inurnment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Dodge City with military rites by V.F.W. Post 1714, Dodge City.
    Memorials are suggested to the Spearville Federated Church or Kansas Soldiers Home at Ft. Dodge, both in care of the funeral home.
    Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online guest book at www.swaimfuneralhome.com.
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