Richard C. Walter, 88, Lecompton, passed away peacefully Thursday, September 26th, at Pioneer Ridge in Lawrence KS, with his family by his side.
He was born April 24, 1925 to Joseph and Susanna (Grauel) Walter in rural Lecompton.
He was a graduate of Lecompton High School and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He married Alta Kampschroeder September 14, 1946 and they celebrated sixty-seven blissful years of marriage together.
He was a member of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Perry, KS.
He worked for the US Postal Service as a Rural Route Mail Carrier for 32 years, retiring in 1985.
He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He and Alta enjoyed many trips together during their retirement having traveled from Alaska to the Gulf coast and many places in between.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved grand-daughter, Jennifer Walter, and his four siblings, brothers Frank and Robert and sisters Kathrine Ford, and Mary Agnes Wolken,
He is survived by his wife and seven children, Rosalee Neibarger, Mike (Connie) Walter, Tim Walter, Marlene (Bob) Swaggerty, Jackie (Joe) Gieseke, Monica (Ken) Davidson and Brian (Debbie) Walter, eight grandchildren Annette Arthofer, Timothy Walter, Aaron Swaggerty, Kristen Neibarger, Rick Walter, Jakob Walter, Anna Davidson and Hannah Walter and five great-grandchildren.
A Rosary will be said at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, September 29, 2013 with visitation following until 8:00 p.m. at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Perry, KS on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery in Big Springs, KS.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations to the Lecompton Historical Society, Douglas County Hospice or St. Theresa’s Building Fund and may be sent in care of the mortuary.