Richard C. Walter

Richard C. Walter, 88, Lecompton, passed away peacefully Thursday, September 26th, at Pioneer Ridge in Lawrence KS, with his family by his side.

He was born April 24, 1925 to Joseph and Susanna (Grauel) Walter in rural Lecompton.

He was a graduate of Lecompton High School and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He married Alta Kampschroeder September 14, 1946 and they celebrated sixty-seven blissful years of marriage together.

He was a member of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Perry, KS.

He worked for the US Postal Service as a Rural Route Mail Carrier for 32 years, retiring in 1985.

He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He and Alta enjoyed many trips together during their retirement having traveled from Alaska to the Gulf coast and many places in between.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his beloved grand-daughter, Jennifer Walter, and his four siblings, brothers Frank and Robert and sisters Kathrine Ford, and Mary Agnes Wolken,

He is survived by his wife and seven children, Rosalee Neibarger, Mike (Connie) Walter, Tim Walter, Marlene (Bob) Swaggerty, Jackie (Joe) Gieseke, Monica (Ken) Davidson and Brian (Debbie) Walter, eight grandchildren Annette Arthofer, Timothy Walter, Aaron Swaggerty, Kristen Neibarger, Rick Walter, Jakob Walter, Anna Davidson and Hannah Walter and five great-grandchildren.

A Rosary will be said at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, September 29, 2013 with visitation following until 8:00 p.m. at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Perry, KS on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery in Big Springs, KS.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations to the Lecompton Historical Society, Douglas County Hospice or St. Theresa’s Building Fund and may be sent in care of the mortuary.


11 Condolences

  1. Shari (Inloes) West on September 28, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    I have such fond memories of Mr. Walters. He was always so nice and kind when I was at your house playing with Jackie.

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.


  2. Bonnie (Decker) Anderson on September 29, 2013 at 8:28 am

    Rosalee, and rest of family. I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad. It doesn’t get an easier just because we are all getting older. My thoughts and prayers are certainly with you all at this time.

  3. Jan Jess on September 29, 2013 at 9:43 am

    I know Richard Walter only through his daughter, Rosalee, with whom I worked for many years. She is a wonderful person with a beautiful soul. Though I have not known her parents, I believe she is a very positive reflection of them. I send my heartfelt sympathy to Rosalee and the rest of the Walter family.

  4. John P Davidson on September 29, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Monica, Anna and Ken:
    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your father and grandfather. Please remember all the wonderful times you had together growing up and the wise and caring advice he gave. Our deepest sympathy.

    Shirley, John, Jessica and Julia

  5. Sharon Johnson on September 29, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in these few words, knowing that the God of the Bible Jehovah will help you to get through this. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those in any sort of tribulation through the comfort with which we ourselves are being comforted by God”. 2 Cor.1:3-4

  6. Rosemary Chapin on September 29, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    I am thinking of you and your family. You have always shown such strength and devotion to family and I know losing your Dad is very difficult. If there is anything I can do for you, please do not hesitate to ask.

  7. Deb Adams on September 29, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Rosalee, Just a quick note to let you know that my thoughts are with you in this time of loss. You help us all so much at work, and I hope that our support now brings some measure of comfort to you and Kristen and the rest of your family.

  8. Cathy Accurso on September 30, 2013 at 9:18 am

    Rosalee and family,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your father sounds like a wonderful and dedicated family man. May the love and support of your family carry you through.

  9. Arlene Udelhofen on September 30, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Alta, you may not recognize the name, but, I am Gene & Mary Agnes’ niece, (Ralph Mersman’s daughter). So sorry to hear of your lose. My Dad always enjoyed visiting with Dick. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  10. Wade Nelson Family on September 30, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Dear Alta and family,
    I was saddened to hear of his passing. God bless your and your family knowing that he is cradling you in the palm of his hand during this time of sadness. I am sure that dad and Dick are having a great reunion.

  11. Wayne & Bobbi Kellum on October 1, 2013 at 9:50 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family for your loss. I will miss seeing him at PR. May God be with you during this time.

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