Graveside memorial services for Pete Walter, who passed away Thursday, August 11, 2022, will be held Friday, at 10:15 AM at the East Fairview Cemetery in Lenox. Following the committal at the cemetery, there will be a Celebration of Life Service at the Lenox United Presbyterian Church at 11:00 AM, with a time of fellowship and sharing over lunch at the church. Instead of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to the Lenox United Presbyterian Church. Memories can be shared with the family at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Lenox, where we ‘Celebrate Life’.
David ‘Pete’ Eugene Walter was born January 26, 1957, in Corning, Iowa the son of Vernon Eugene Walter and Charlotte Lorena (Brown) Walter Thomas. He grew up attending school in Corning, graduating with the Class of 1976. Pete was great at working with his hands, and after graduation, worked for Blazek Ford Tractor and as a mechanic at various places, ending up at Barker Implement in Lenox. Pete was united in marriage to Lauri James on September 30, 1978 at the Lenox United Methodist Church. The couple were blessed with four sons, Jason Eugene, Jeremy James, Jordan LeRoy and Jaderick Jones. The family resided in Corning most of their lives, except for two years when they moved to Washington State to live near Pete’s sister. The couple later divorced.
Pete enjoyed tinkering. As a young man, he was better at taking things apart than putting them back together! He enjoyed horses, even taking care of draft horses for several years north of Lenox. Pete was involved with the Rotary Club and enjoyed serving in the community. He was an active member of the Lenox United Presbyterian Church. He participated in numerous youth and mission trips where his work ethic and mechanical ability came in handy.
Left to cherish Pete’s memory are his four sons, Jason and Courtney Walter and their children, Tyson, Titus, Tucker, Tait and Tessa all of Exira, Iowa; Jeremy and Nichole Walter and their children, Ludwig and Cozette of Glenwood, Iowa; Jordan Walter and Shyla Shafer and their children Jacy, Jentry, and Jordyn Schafer of Prescott, Iowa; Jaderick and McKenna Walter and their daughter Kate of Corning, Iowa; three siblings, Judy (Clifford) Jones of Wenatchee, Washington; Karl ‘Curly’ (Belinda Lane) Walter of Clarinda, Iowa; Bonnie (Fred) Boswell of Corning, Iowa; along with many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Pete is preceded in death by his parents, Vernon Walter and Charlotte Thomas; and his paternal and maternal grandparents.
Pete’s wit and humor will be missed by everyone.
May he be at peace in God’s loving care.