Obituaries: 06-25-20

Dorothy Walter

Dorothy May Walter, age 105, of Pioneer, Ohio, died on Tuesday, June 16.

Born on May 11, 1915 to Iler and Osie Hutchinson Fausey, she graduated from Gibsonburg High School in 1933 and married Charles Clark in September 1934. They had five daughters but divorced in 1957, when divorce was not a common occurrence. Dorothy finished raising her daughters as a single mother. In 1971, she married Berton Walter and they had many happy years camping, traveling and wintering in Texas as snowbirds. Dorothy was a homemaker, Girl Scout leader and foster parent and worked for several years at Atlas Engine Works in Gibsonburg.  She was a member of Pioneer Methodist Church, Pioneer Senior Citizens, Ohio Eastern Star in Fremont and a Past Worthy Matron of Gibsonburg Chapter and the Etudier Club. 

Dorothy will be greatly missed by her daughters, Ann Lane, Janet (Paul) Pertner and Kay Oldham; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and her constant companion, Sammy the cat. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Berton Walter; daughters, Carol Keesecker and Betty Hughes; great-granddaughter, Carlie Perkins; great-grandson, Logan Keesecker; brother, Iler Fausey; and son-in-law, Tom Lane. 

Services were private but livestreamed on June 22. Memorial contributions may be made to Pioneer United Methodist Church, 708 E. Baubice St., Pioneer, OH 43554; or a charity of the donor’s choice. 

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