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Henry Merlin Walters Jr.

Thursday, October 7, 2004

Born 4-21-1919 -- Died 9-26-2004

Henry Merlin Walters jr., son of the late Henry Merlin and Mildred A. Mattern Walters Sr., was born April 21, 1919, in Austin, Minn.

He departed this life Sept. 26, 2004, at Calico Rock, Ark., at the age of 85 years, five months and five days.

He was united in marriage to Lavonne Cora Olson on April 25, 1941.

He spent his working years as a building contractor and also worked as a building inspector for the City of Horseshoe Bend.

He served his country in the United States Army during World War II.

Walters was a member of the Kiwanis Club for 54 years, serving as lieutenant governor of Kiwanis in Iowa and Arkansas; president of Ozark Gateway Tourism Council for 15 years; a life member of the VFW Post #3896 in Cedar Falls, Iowa; member of Horseshoe Bend Chamber of Commerce, serving as president (1996-1998) director of Horseshoe Bend MRID; one of the original Horseshoe Bend Ambulance crew; 4-H Club leader in Black Hawk County, Iowa; past member of Dairy Board for National Dairy Cattle Congress in Waterloo, Iowa; and was a member of the Horseshoe Bend United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Lavonne Walters of Horseshoe Bend; two sons -- Larry Walters of Waterloo, Iowa, and Jerry Ackerman of Logansport, Ind.; a brother, Winston Walters of Newport News, Va.; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.

Memorial services were Sept. 30 at the Horseshoe Bend United Methodist Church in Horseshoe Bend, Ark., with Bro. Mark Ashcraft officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Barker Funeral Home of Salem. Inurnment will be at a later date in Memorial Gardens in Waterloo, Iowa.

Memorials preferred to Alzheimer's Research, 10411 W. Markham, Suite 130, Little Rock, AR 72205-1409.