The funeral for Walter Hochhalter, Wishek, ND will be Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 2:00 PM at the United Church of Christ at Wishek, ND. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until the time of service at the church. Burial will be at the Wishek City Cemetery, Wishek, ND.
Walter Hochhalter was born October 17, 1920 in McIntosh County near Wishek, ND. He was the son of Jacob and Christine (Klooz) Hochhalter . Walter attended rural school and graduated from Wishek High School. On December 29, 1944 he was drafted into the Army. He served in the Pacific Theater, Philippians. He was honorably discharged October 15, 1946 and returned to the family farm, becoming the third generation of Hochhalters to farm the original 1904 homestead. On November 5, 1948, Walter married Alice Stuldreher at her parent’s home in Mandan, ND. He was respected by his peers for being a successful farmer. He was a steward of the land and the animals he cared for. He shared his love and knowledge of nature, hunting and fishing with his children and friends. Walter was a life time member of the United Church of Christ, serving in various positions. He also was a life time member of the American Legion.
Walter died Friday, January 18, 2013 at the Wishek Living Center, Wishek, ND. He was 92 years old.
Walter is survived by his wife Alice of 64 years; daughter, Kathleen (Douglas) Martin, Valley City, ND and son Rodney (Pamela) Hochhalter, Princeton, MN; three grandchildren, Sasha (Joe) Wieczorek, North Branch, MN; Alyssa (Jason) Conitz, Mandan, ND; Aaron Martin, Boonville, CA; one great-grandchild, Zachery Wieczorek. Walter was the last living child of 15 Hochhalter children. Walter is preceded in death by his parents, sisters and brothers, Magdalena Krein, Sam, Emma Bader, Henry, Jacob J., Lydia Mehlhoff, Martha Docter, Ted, Edwin, Anna Mehlhoff, John, Edward, Art and Ervin. The family wants to thank the staff at the Wishek Living Center for the excellent care and emotional support they gave to Alice and Walter.
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