Alta Rosalee Walter

Alta Kampschroeder Walter, 95, passed away April 11, 2021 at her home. She was born December 6, 1925 in Stull, Kansas the daughter of Ernest Kampschroeder and Rosa Lutz Kampschroeder. She attended Mound School and graduated from Lecompton Rural High School in 1943. She married Richard C. Walter on September 14, 1946. They were loving partners for 67 years until his death on September 25, 2013.

Alta and Richard enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and spent many hours fishing together.

She was a loving wife, mother and homemaker. She also worked part-time and then full-time as a rural mail carrier for 32 years.

She is survived by seven children, Rosalee Neibarger, Mike (Connie) Walter, Tim Walter, Marlene (Bob) Swaggerty, Jackie (Joe) Gieseke, Monica (Ken) Davidson, and Brian (Debbie) Walter, seven grandchildren Annette (Brad) Arthofer, Aaron (Kaci) Swaggerty, Kristen Neibarger, Rick Walter, Jakob Walter, Anna Davidson and Hannah Walter and six great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, seven brothers and three sisters, two grandchildren Jennifer and Timothy Walter, and son-in-law Kurt Neibarger.

Visitation and rosary will be held at Warren McElwain Funeral Home, Lawrence from 6:00-8:00, Wednesday, April 14th. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at St Theresa’s Church, Perry, Kansas, 10:00 am, Thursday, April 15th. Internment follows at St Peter’s Cemetery, Big Springs, Kansas.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Theresa’s Church or Lecompton Historical Society care of Warren-McElwain funeral home, 120 West 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to the kind caregivers at Visiting Nurses, especially to Andy and Carolyn.

11 Condolences

  1. Gary Walter on April 13, 2021 at 10:50 am

    We are sorry for your loss. You have our condolences. Gary & Peggy Walter

  2. Mike and Donnie Gerhardt on April 13, 2021 at 10:57 am

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We know you will cherish many special memories.

  3. Dennis R. Nelson on April 13, 2021 at 4:30 pm

    To the Walter family, My thoughts and prayers go out to you in the loss of your mother. Alta and Dick are excellent role models. I always felt welcome in their home. May God’s blessings with you. Lean on Christ.
    Dennis R. Nelson

  4. Carolyn & Lloyd Wulfkuhle on April 13, 2021 at 6:42 pm

    Sorry for your loss and know that you are all in our prayers through this difficult time. One of our best aunts. Love all of you

  5. Lois Mersmann on April 13, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    Brian and family,
    So sorry for your loss. May God grant you peace.

  6. Patricia Robison on April 14, 2021 at 8:04 am

    Alta and Dick, treasured memories and grateful for their friendship. Love and kindness shown in so many many ways. RIP

  7. Patty Sturdivant on April 14, 2021 at 1:41 pm

    Bryan, Rosalee, Mike, Tim, Marlene, Jackie and Monica:
    I am so sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. My prayers are with you all.

  8. Dick and Waynie Wingfield on April 14, 2021 at 3:55 pm

    We are sorry for your loss.

  9. Joyce Behlke on April 14, 2021 at 5:37 pm

    Sorry, to hear of your mother’s passing. She was always so nice and present for the activities of her children. Another member of that generation passing.

  10. Tex Harrell on April 15, 2021 at 5:14 pm

    My condolences

  11. Dennis and Donna on April 16, 2021 at 1:23 pm

    Sending our condolence to you all. Well known by many for all she was and did. Now at peace . Sending prayers for family comfort and peace .
    Dennis and Donna Gowing

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