Eugene C. "Doc" Walter, age 87, of Columbus died Friday, May 21, 2004 at Columbus Community Hospital. Memorial Services are 11:00 a.m. Tuesday May 25, 2004 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Columbus with Reverend Richard Bringewatt and Reverend Roland Jank officiating. Military Honors will be conducted by Hartman Post #84 American Legion Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monday at McKown Funeral Home. A Private Family Graveside Service will be held in the Humphrey Cemetery.
Eugene C. Walter was born November 3, 1916 in Humphrey, Nebraska to Edward and Minnie (Schroeder) Walter. He graduated from Humphrey High School in 1934 and attended Wayne State Teachers College and the University of Nebraska graduating in 1942 with a Bachelor of Science and D.D.S. degree. After graduation, he joined the Navy and served three years with a Medical Company of the 2nd Marine Division in the Pacific area. His Unit received the Presidential Unit Citation during the battle at Tarawa. Upon his return to the U.S., he served at the Naval Pre-Flight School and Naval Air Station in Iowa. On June 3, 1946 he received a honorable discharge and began his dental practice in Columbus. In 1950 he was called to active duty during the Korean War. His duty included service at the Naval Gun Factory, Washington D.C., Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Maryland and foreign duty aboard the cruiser New Port News. He resumed his practice in 1954. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hartman Post #84 American Legion, V.F.W. #3704, University of Nebraska Alumni, Sigma Phi Epsilon, and Xi Psi Phi fraternities.
He is survived by:
Sister: Leona Walter of Columbus, NE
Nephew: Edward (Gail) Walters of Broomfield, CO
Nephew: Ken (Kathy) Walters of Columbus, NE
Niece: Linda Walters of Columbus, NE
He was preceded by:
Father: Edward Walter
Mother: Minnie Walter
Brother: Ervin Walters
Memorials may be directed to the family or donors choice.