LEXINGTON, Ky. - Walter, Richard Jude, 94, passed from this world on March 22, 2013, and will be spending eternity with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He was born in Louisville, KY, on March 13, 1919. He was the son of Joseph Walter and Mary Birkel Walter.
He was one of nine children and is survived by four sisters, Margaret Thieneman, Roberta Knoer, and Mary Jo Krupp (Louisville), Miriam Walter (Nazareth), and one brother, Fr. Anthony Walter (Cincinnati). He was preceded in death by Frank Walter, Sr. Catherine Walter and Patricia Pohl.
He attended St. Agnes Elementary School, St. Xavier High School and the University of Louisville. He served in the US Army from 1941 to 1945. In 1948 he married Berniece Weber who preceded him in death in 2001. He was a retired US Government employee and worked many years at the Bluegrass Army Depot at Avon, KY. He had four children, Robert (Vilma) Walter (St. Cloud, MN), Linda (Bob) Walter Sturdivant (Lexington), Thomas (deceased)(Martha) Walter and Mary (Nathan) Walter Bruins (Hebron). He has nine grandchildren, Sabrina Walter, Andrea Walter, Dan Sturdivant, Julie (Corey) Sturdivant Baker, Joe Sturdivant, N. Scott (Brooke) Bruins, Richard (fiancé Kiersten Mason) Bruins, Steven (Erin) Walter, Beth(fiancé David Farrar) Walter and three great grand children, Addison Baker, Sadie Baker and Madison Bruins. Richard was best known for his kindness to others and for his generosity. He enjoyed attending activities at the Lexington Senior Citizens Center. He loved to spend time with his family, work word jumbles and read his favorite book, the Bible. He attended Church of the Savior.
Funeral services will be 9 AM Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Milward-Southland. Burial will follow at Camp Nelson National Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8 PM Tuesday. In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to any of the following: KY Talking Book Library, P.O. Box 537, Frankfort, KY 40602; Lexington Senior Center, 1530 Nicholasville Road, Lexington, KY 40503; or Church of the Savior Building Fund, 1301 Brannon Road, Nicholasville, KY 40356.
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