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Susie Walter

Susie A. Walter, age 98, of Huron, died Friday, December 16, 2011, at SunQuest Healthcare Center.  Her funeral service was at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, December 21st at Prairie Bible Church, rural Carpenter, with Rev. Rod Poppinga officiating.  Burial was in the Prairie Bible Church Cemetery. 

Susie A. Walter was born June 8, 1913, to Andrew J. and Susie (Gross) Gross, east of Hitchcock, South Dakota.  On March 10, 1919, at the age of 5 years she moved with her parents to a farm six miles north of Hitchcock.  She attended country school in Belmont Township, making her eight grades in six years.  After that, she was home helping her parents wherever needed.

Susie was baptized on June 15, 1930, by Elder Rev. Joseph M. Hofer and became a member of Hutterthal Church of Carpenter, South Dakota where she attended church faithfully.  She was also a member of the Christian Helping Hands of that church.

On December 26, 1943, Susie was married to Sam A. Walter of Yale, South Dakota, at the family home of the bride’s parents, with Rev. Paul J.R. Hofer officiating.  They made their new home south of Lake Byron for two years.  In February 1946, they moved to the family farm of the bride’s parents at Hitchcock.

Susie was a homemaker, housework or the farm yard work,everything had to be well done.  She was always ready to make meals for company guests.  Susie enjoyed many hours of crocheting and reading.

In her early life, Susie also played the piano at the Hutterthal Church, when they got their first piano in 1945.  In later years, many others could play and took over.

In 1976, Susie moved to Huron and together with her sister, Amanda, made their home together, and attended Mt. Olivet Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sam on November 19, 1967; one daughter, Lynette Jean at the age of four and a half months; her parents; two sisters, Amanda on September 22, 2002, and Claudia in infancy; one brother, Andrew in infancy; and one brother-in-law, Maurice Johnson.

Grateful for having shared in her life are her son, Dr. Delbert E. Walter and his special friend, Virginia Walter of Huron; her daughter, Dr. LaVonne Kirkpatrick and her husband, Rick Kirkpatrick of Springdale, Arkansas; and one sister, Gladys Johnson of Indianapolis, Indiana.

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