Walter Frederick Marty, age 93, of Monroe passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Aster Assisted Living, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 25, 1925 in Monroe, the son of Rose Marty. When he was age six, they moved to Livingston where he attended school and graduated from high school.
He entered the Army Air Force Service on June 19, 1943 and went through pilot training and graduated as a Flight Officer on November 20, 1944. He was overseas for 13 months in the south Pacific, serving as a B-25 Bomber Pilot.
He married Margaret Louise Dunn at Greenville Air Force Base, South Carolina on May 19, 1945. They had a daughter, Jacqueline (Wayne) Dieter. He then married Margaret Anna Huntley in Monroe on June 18, 1966 and they had one daughter, Nicki Homan. He later married Mabel Carol Derendinger on June 22, 1991.
Walt is survived by his children; grandchildren; Toni (Douglas) Rucker, Aric (Crystal) Dieter, Kelle (Bill) Calvert, Phillip (Brent Landrum) Dieter, Ryan Dieter, Todd (Kris) Hasse, Traci (Craig) Westfall, Travis (Brittany Buchanan) Hasse and 12 great-grandchildren; step-sister, Jeri (Bob) Caucett; and his loving cat Toodles.
He was preceded in death by his mother, wife and half-brothers, Carl and Wendell Wagner.
Walt was employed for 28 years as the appliance service man at Phillips and Smith and in 1983 started his own business, Marty Appliance Service. He was a member of Cecil Jones VFW Post 2312 and was post commander in 1976-1978. He also belonged to Zilmer Riley American Legion Post 84, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #754, and Cootie Pup Tent 14 where he was Seam Squirrel and later district commander. Walt was also a longtime member of St. John’s United Church of Christ in Monroe.
He was an avid fisherman and he loved to watch WWE wrestling.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon, Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Shriner-Hager-Gohlke Funeral Home with Reverend Todd Hackman officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. A visitation will be held on Thursday from 10:00 am until the time of service.
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