Warren Wilbut Walter

(December 23, 1925 - April 26, 1997)

The Lusk Herald
April 30, 1997

Walter W. Warren

Funeral services for Warren W. Walter, 71, of Rozet were April 30, 1997 at Wilson-Noecker Funeral Home in Gillette. Burial with full military honors provded by the Sturgis, S. D. Honor guard were at Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis. He died April 26, 1997, at his home near Rozet of natural causes. Memorials are to Pioneer Manor Home Health and donations may be sent in care of Wilson-Noecker Funeral Home, P.O. Box 734, Gillette, WY 82717.

He was born Dec. 23, 1925, in Redwood Falls, Minn., to Albert and Luella (Conkling) Walter. His childhood was spent in several places in Minnesota and Illinois. He moved to the Lusk area in 1935, where he grew up and later worked on a ranch north of Node owned by his aunt, Emma Walter.

He was inducted into the U. S. Army Jan. 16, 1945. He received the Philippine Liberation Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Ribbon and the WWII Victory Medal. He was honorably discharged on May 23, 1946. He then enlisted in Gifu, Japan on May 24, 1946, and was honorably discharged on July 25, 1947. Upon his discharge, he returned to the ranch.

He married Phyllis Elaine Provost Nov. 22, 1953, in Lusk and they purchased a ranch near Lance Creek. He worked in the oil field for McNeil Construction during this time until moving to Gurley, Neb., in 1969.

In 1970, they moved to Rozet where he operated Walter's Welding. He retired in 1991. He was a life member of the VFW Post #10390, Lance Creek. He was a member of the American Legion Post #4 in Lusk and also enjoyed hunting.

Survivors include his wife of Rozet; sons Dan Walter of Rozet and Aron Walter of Gillette; three grandchildren, sisters Katherine Lund of Spearfish, S. D., and Joyce Kilmer of Riverton.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.

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