Donald J. Walter, 84, Stevens Point, died Saturday evening, April 8, 2000, at River Pines Center.
A memorial visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Boston Funeral Home, where a Masonic ritual will be held at 7 p.m. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Mr. Walter was born Feb. 23, 1916, a son of the late Joseph and Mabel (Keffner) Walter.
He graduated from Almond High School and attended Central State Teachers College.
He served in the Army Air Corps as a pilot during World War II, entering in March of 1941 and getting discharged in February of 1946. He receive the European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with four Bronze Stars, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Victory Medal, the American Theater Ribbon and the American Defense Ribbon. He was also awarded the Croix de Guerre with gold star by the French republic.
He was married to Helen Haas in Stevens Point on June 22, 1949. She died on Jan. 30, 2000.
He drove bus for the Greyhound Line from 1938 until his retirement in 1976.
He also continued to serve in the Air Force Reserves, retiring as a lieutenant colonel.
He was a member of Evergreen Masonic Lodge #93 F&AM, a life member of the Reserve Officers Association and a life member of American Legion Post 6.
Survivors include four daughters, Sandra (Dale) Siewert, Green Bay, Ann (Allen) Harmsen, Saranac Lake, N.Y., Barbara (Jeff) Peterson, Stevens Point, and Janet (William) Soik, Plover; one sister, Eulah Lane, Stanley; one brother, Robert (Monique), Arizona; and six grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one sister.