Leo R. Walters, age 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 in August 6, 1926 in Wyandotte, 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 Toledo University where he graduated in the pharmacy school in an accelerated program in just three years. Leo was an Army Air Force Veteran of WWII, 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, MI, Wayne Walters of Blissfield, MI, Dale Walters of Michigan, Jim Walters of Blissfield, MI; three sisters, Belva Stewart of Hudson, MI, Rachael Albright of Adrian, MI, and Janice Hillard of Chelmfords, MA. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Zelma Adams and one brother, J.C. Walters.
Visitation will be held from 2:00 P.M. until 8:00 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 Defiance Area Hospice. Grisier Funeral Home in Stryker has been entrusted with arrangements.