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Marshall C. Walters

Marshall C. Walters

May 2, 1923 - March 6, 2009

PAYNESVILLE -- Marshall C. Walters, 85, of Paynesville, died Friday at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home in Albany.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Paynesville Lutheran Church in Paynesville. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ft. Snelling.

Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service Tuesday. Arrangements are with Johnson Funeral Home in Paynesville.

He was born May 3, 1923, in Minneapolis to Marvin and Emogene (Smith) Walters. He grew up in Minneapolis where he attended elementary school and Roosevelt High School. In 1940, he joined the United States Navy, where he earned his GED and then became an electrician. He served his country in the Pacific Fleet during World War II.

He married Ethel Griepentrog on May 13, 1944, in Seattle. After he returned from the war, he went attended the North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton. He then returned to the Navy and served during the Korean War. After the war, he worked for the Northern Pacific Railroad in Minneapolis, Dickinson, N.D., and Glendive, Mont. In 1967 the family moved back to Minneapolis where they lived at Ft. Snelling, while he worked at the Veterans Affairs Hospital. Ethel died on July 14, 1978.

He became an independent heating/cooling contractor. In February 1980, he married Elaine Brack in Minneapolis. They lived in Minneapolis until he retired and they moved to Paynesville.

He was a member of Paynesville Lutheran Church and the Paynesville American Legion, a former Mason, and a ham radio operator.

He is survived by his wife; children: Claudia Anderson of Glendive, Mont., Cathy Hauck of Coon Rapids, Constance (and Timothy) Carroll of Dillon, Mont.; a daughter-in-law: Mary Walters of Boise, Idaho; 15 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; sisters: Mary Schmelz of Edina, Glory Simon of Edina; and a brother: Robert (and Carrie) Walters of Waite Park.

He was preceded in death by his first wife: Ethel; a son: Marshall "Moe"; a son-in-law: Tony Hauck; and one brother.