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Max E. Walter

May 4, 1928 ~ June 2, 2022 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Max E. Walter, age 94, of Garrett passed away on June 2, 2022 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Garrett.

Mr. Walter was born on May 4, 1928 in Spencerville to Henry and Mary (Kock) Walter.  He graduated from Concord Township High School in 1949.

He honorably served his county in the United States Army from 1948 until 1952. 

After serving in the Army Max married Donna Jean Diederick on September 19, 1953 in Garrett.  She preceded him in death on February 1, 1997.

Max was a longtime DeKalb County farmer.  He also worked for the Tokheim Corporation in Fort Wayne for over 35 years retiring in 1990.  He was a member of the Garrett American Legion Post 178.  Max enjoyed fishing, taking walks and spending time with his family, especially his grandkids.   

Survivors include:

Son and daughter-in-law; Steve and Shari Walter of Fort Wayne.

Son; Bruce Walter of Fort Wayne.

Son and daughter-in-law; Mark and Kathy Walter of Garrett.

Son and daughter-in-law; Keith and Kelly Walter of Canton, Ohio.

Son and Daughter-in-law; Kenneth and Michaela Walter of Nappanee.

Daughter and son-in-law; Denise and Bob Womack of Auburn.

Daughter and son-in-law; Linda and Ron Shroads of Waterloo.

13 grandchildren and their spouses; Matt and Jennifer Walter, Mike Walter, Toby Walter, Mandi and Josh Aker, Justin Shroads, Carl and Nakia Shroads, Ashley and Chad Johnson, Samantha and Levi Copenhaver, Jack Walter, Hannah and Caleb Darr, Ian Yarussi, Emily Yarussi and Paul Walter.

11 great grandchildren.

Sister; Lillian Emenhiser of Hicksville, Ohio.

Sister and brother-in-law; Sharon and Lowell Applegate of Hicksville, Ohio.

Many nieces, nephews and other extended family members.

Max is preceded in death by his parents, his wife; Donna Walter, great grandchild; River Spencer and 3 brothers; Robert Walter, Chalmer Walters and Vance Walter.

Visitation will be held on Monday, June 6, 2022 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 South Center Street in Auburn.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 11:00 AM at the Feller and Clark Funeral Home in Auburn with Pastor Joe Osborn officiating.

Burial will take place at Christian Union Cemetery in Garrett.

Memorial Donations may be made to the DeKalb County Humane Society, 5221 US 6, Butler, Indiana 46721 and Parkview Home Health and Hospice, 1900 Carew Street, Suite 6, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805.

Condolences may be sent to the family at and on our Facebook page at Feller and Clark Funeral Homes.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Feller and Clark Funeral Home in Auburn.


June 6, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Feller and Clark Funeral Home, Auburn
1860 South Center Street
Auburn, Indiana 46706

Funeral Service
June 7, 2022

11:00 AM
Feller and Clark Funeral Home, Auburn
1860 South Center Street
Auburn, Indiana 46706


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