William "Farmer" Walter, 76, of Rochester, Illinois passed away on January 4, 2021. He was born August 15, 1945 to parents John and Lillian (Rhoades) Walter.
He married Shaun Shrum September 18, 1981 in Rochester, Illinois. He is survived by his wife Shaun, step daughters Susan (George) Walsh of Missouri and Debe (deceased husband Doug) Buck of Charleston, SC, granddaughter Brittany (Lee) Mendenhall; great grandchildren, Wesley and Emma; Sisters, Deloris (Bert) Barber and Ellen (Gary) Ahrens; brother, Richard (Joan) Walter, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters; Dorothy Perrine, Ruth Green, Barbara Hunter and Evelyn Walter; Brother, Lester Walter and Step daughter Sandra March
William served his country during the Viet Nam War, and was awarded the Purple Heart Medal of Honor.
He and his wife Shaun enjoyed many years at their cabin on the Illinois River fishing and boating.
A graveside service with military honors for family will be scheduled at a later date.
Any cards of condolence or flowers can be mailed to his wife at Heritage Health, ATTN: Shaun Walter, 1000 E. 6th Street, Pana, Illinois, 62557.
Wilson Park Funeral Home, 200 East Main Street, in Rochester is in charge of arrangements.
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