Stanley Walter, 83

Stanley George Walter, 83, of Columbia City, died at midnight on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at Life Care Nursing Home in Fort Wayne. Born Feb. 22, 1929, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Willard M. and Gertrude (Mayland) Walter.He attended Churubusco High School. On April 18, 1953, he married Rilla Jane Harroff in Angola. Throughout his lifetime, he lived in DeKalb, Whitley and Allen counties. His employment included Kendallville Foundry, Johnson Brother’s Farm, Walmart of Auburn and Schneider National and Morgan Drive Away. Survivors include his wife, Rilla Jane Walter of Columbia City; two daughters, Linda (Ned) Lichsinn of Rome City and Deb K. (Steve) Daniels of Pensacola, Fla.; two brothers, Bud (Louise) Walter of Columbia City and Steve (Kay) Walter of Larwill; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.Visitation will be held Saturday from 1 to 1:30 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Dr., Columbia City.The funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday with Bill Wheeler officiating. Memorial gifts may be given in memory of Mr. Walter to Life Care Center, Fort Wayne. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Visit to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.