He was a lifelong farmer and worked for many years at the Sugarcreek Equity and the Belden Brick Company both at Sugarcreek. He loved farming and working outdoors.
His wife, the former Kathryn Jones, preceded him in death on July 23, 1996.
He is survived by two children Nancy (Clayton) Fisher of New Philadelphia and John (Pat) Swihart of Topeka, Kansas; 6 grandchildren Cindy (Howard) Roach, Lisa Eberhart, Jennie (Tim) Marshall, Nathan (Amber) Fisher, Garrett Fisher and Sara Fisher and 5 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday October 11, 2012 at 11:00 AM in the Union Hill United Methodist Church at Sugarcreek. Rev. Carl Kandel will officiate and burial will follow in Union Hill Cemetery at Sugarcreek. Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 PM in the Smith-Varns Funeral Home at 1018 W. Main St. Sugarcreek and one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday.
For those unable to attend please visit the funeral home’s web site to share a memory and sign the guest register. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Union Hill United Methodist Church building fund in memory of Walter.
Smith-Varns Funeral Home