Walter Green, 67
Walter Green, 67, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, formerly of Carbon, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska. Memorial Services were 10:30 A.M., Monday, October 28, 2019, at Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center, Corning, Iowa. Stanley and Barbara Johnson officiated. Burial was at Strand Lutheran Cemetery, rural Villisca, Iowa. Military Honors were provided by the Iowa National Guard Honor Guard and the Corning American Legion OURCQ Post #117. Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be directed to the family. Memories may be shared at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.
Walter Lee Green was born November 4, 1951, in Parsons, Kansas to Levi Everett and Elizabeth Josephine (Tatro) Green. Walter moved to a farm north of Carbon with his family in 1956. Walter attended country school and graduated from Corning High School with the class of 1970. He attended Iowa State University for one year and then was drafted into the U.S. Army and sent to Germany after which he was honorable discharged. He moved to Council Grove, Kansas and worked for a couple years. Walter returned to Iowa and enrolled in a carpentry course at Southwestern Community College. He then worked for Boyd Construction in Creston, Iowa, for a number of years.
On April 23, 1976, he was united in marriage to Virgia Deardorff at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Corning. They made their home near Prescott and then moved to Clearfield, Iowa, where Walter worked for the water department. They were blessed with three daughters: Maria, Melissa, and Lanna.
Walter started his own construction business while they were living in Clearfield. He was a member of the Clearfield Fire Department and was on the School Board of the Clearfield School. They moved to the Green Family Farm north of Carbon in the 1980’s where he farmed and milked cows for a few years. Walt and Virgia later divorced and he moved to Council Bluffs, Iowa, where he worked for Shoreco Construction for a few years. He started a palette business and ran that until poor health force him to retire.
Walter married Sherri Wilson in 2002 and welcomed four step-children into his life. His step-son Guy helped Walt with his palette business. Walter and Sherri later divorced.
Left to cherish Walter’s memory are his daughters: Maria (Marvin) Pratt, Prescott, Iowa; Melissa Clark, Council, Bluffs; Lanna (Adam) Ray, Prescott, Iowa; four step-children; nine grandchildren;; two great-grandchildren; sisters: Anne Gard, Corning, Iowa; Nancy (Delbert) Heim, Lenox, Iowa; brothers: Bill (Donna) Green, Wasilla, Alaska; John (Karma) Green, Corning, Iowa; Jim (Karen) Green, Bedford, Iowa; David (Amy) Green, Columbia, Missouri; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceding Walter in death were his grandparents; parents: Levi & Elizabeth; ex-wife Sherri Green; brother-in-law: Leo Gard.
Walter Green, 67