Leo Walters


Leo R. Walters, 86, of Defiance, passed away in his home on Tuesday, March 5, 2013.

Leo was a retired pharmacist, having worked for the former Peck's Drug Store and then Revco for 25 years. Leo was born on August 6, 1926, in Wyandot, Michigan, the son of Lester and Lenabelle (Lowe) Walters. On November 11, 1961, he married Darlene Rowan, and she survives. He had attended Wayne State, the University of Michigan and University of Toledo, where he graduated in the pharmacy school in an accelerated program in just three years. Leo was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II, serving as an aircraft mechanic in Germany. He enjoyed fishing, bird watching, traveling, woodworking and gardening, but most of all he loved spending time with his family.

Surviving, besides his wife, Darlene, are six daughters, Robin Hanker of Defiance, Rita (Bill) Cordes of Napoleon, Regina Walters of Evansport, Rhonda (Sam) Lehman of Defiance, Renee (Steve) Mack of Metamora, Rebecca (Chris) Schlegel of Defiance; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four brothers, Harvey Walters of Hudson, Mich., Wayne Walters of Blissfield, Mich., Dale Walters of Michigan, Jim Walters of Blissfield, Mich.; three sisters, Belva Stewart of Hudson, Mich., Rachael Albright of Adrian, Mich., and Janice Hillard of Chelmfords, Mass.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Zelma Adams; and one brother, J.C. Walters.

Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. on Friday, March 8, 2013, at the Evansport United Methodist Church, where the funeral will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Becky Ploughe officiating. Interment will follow in the Evansport Cemetery.

The family requests that memorial contributions be given to Evansport United Methodist Church or CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.grisierfh.com. Grisier Funeral Home in Stryker has been entrusted with arrangements.

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  • Prayers for you all sorry to hear about Leo, Love you all. Sue(Wisda) Crawford