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William Walter

William “Bill” H. Walter, 68, of Higbee, MO passed away Thursday, March 12, 2020 at University Hospital in Columbia, MO. Bill was born August 3, 1951 in Clarence, MO to Herbert Washington Walter and Marie Cecilia Bange. Bill married Ina “Louise” Walter on May 31, 1969 at Immaculate Conception Church in Macon, MO. The couple moved to the Higbee area in April of 1984 and spent 53 beautiful years together. Bill was a graduate of South Shelby High School and a member of St. Pius X Church. He was a factory worker for A. B. Chance for six years, as well as a farm hand for a neighbor the six years following. In 1984, Bill and Louise bought a station in Higbee; he became a service station owner, car crusher, salvage yard owner and an all over jack of all trades. In his free time, which wasn’t too common as even on his time off, Bill enjoyed going to work; he liked motorsports especially drag racing and truck pulling. He even found the time to build his wife a pool. If someone said something couldn’t be done, Bill Walter would just prove them wrong. He was a proud supporter of the Higbee FFA and he will always be remembered for his love of kids, his happy go lucky attitude, his fondness for teasing his wife and his unconditional love for his family. Bill was hard headed, but he always had a big heart. He was a great man who will be missed by all who knew him. Bill Walter is preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Marie; brother, Charles Walter and sisters, Mary Walter, Leta Purdy and Viann Traver. Survivors include his wife, Louise of Higbee; children, Michael William Walter and Christina Louise (Larry Wayne) Nauerth, both of Higbee; grandchildren, William Garrett (Raina Jones) Nauerth, Bailey Scott (Maddy Holt) Nauerth, Tanner Lee (Sabrina Huddleston) Walter and Brett Michael Nauerth, all of Higbee; siblings, Mildred Walter of Moberly, Jim (Marilyn) Walter of Clarence, Gary Walter of Cairo, Donna Walter of Moberly, Harold (Elizabeth) Walter of Jacksonville; sister-in-law, Connie Walter of Jacksonville; brother-in-law, Orville Purdy of Madison; extended family, many close friends and cat, Fluffy. Memorial contributions are appreciated to American Cancer Society, 2409 Hyde Park Rd., Jefferson City, MO 65109 or to the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674. A celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 12:00 noon at Woodsmen Distilling & Barrel 53 Banquet Center, 7239 Hwy A, Higbee, MO

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Louise and family , The Masten family is so very sad to hear of the passing of Bill. He was one great guy. We have many fond memories of hanging out with you guys . We are praying for comfort for the family and know that we care . Arthur and Ruth

Ruth Masten Mar 26 2020 10:11 PM

I will never forget you daddy. I wish you could have stayed healthy and with us much longer

christina nauerth Mar 24 2020 1:32 AM

Bill will be greatly missed. It was always a pleasure to see him.. to Bill's family, you are in my prayers Mike Coulson

Mike Coulson Mar 19 2020 9:46 PM

Bill will be missed. So glad we got to see you guys a few days ago! Please let us know if there is anything that we can do! Denny Price & Linda Kempker

Dennis Price & Linda Kempker Mar 19 2020 4:58 PM

Enjoyed working with Bill. Never seemed to get exited about a task or malfunction of equipment. Very Sorry for Your loss. Homer L Harvey Jr.

Homer L Harvey JR Mar 19 2020 4:10 PM

Dear Louise, Mike, Christina and family, We extend our sympathy to all of you, knowing that you will really miss Bill more than anyone. James has known him all his life and always enjoyed him at school and then visiting with him as adults. We understand your concern with people's health and cancelling the funeral. Thank you for your sacrifice and consideration. James Lee and Norma Johnston

James Johnston Mar 19 2020 12:20 PM

So sorry for your loss! Prayers to your family!

Bob and Treva Mongler Mar 16 2020 1:57 PM

This has shocked us and saddened our hearts. To Louise, Mike, Christina, Garrett, Bailey, Brett and Tanner, we feel your sorrow and loss. We pray God comforts you. You have alot of love around you. Bill was just simply the best, period. We send you much love and prayers. Sarah Wright & Jane Hollenberg

Sarah Wright Mar 16 2020 12:33 PM

So very sorry for your loss. Keeping Louise in the family in my prayers through this difficult time.

MarvellaThomas Mar 16 2020 10:41 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss..my Daddy loved him!!! Hes gonna be missed!!!!

Rikki Mar 14 2020 5:01 PM