Monday, March 17th, 2008
Walter Lee McElroy, 74, formerly of 2300 Clover Four Road, New Bremen, died at 5 a.m. March 15, 2008, at his daughter's residence.
He was born March 15, 1934, in Celina, to Ralph Sr. and Mary Rupert McElroy. On Jan. 9, 1954, he married Patsy Geneen Spencer, who died Sept, 23, 2007.
Survivors are two sons, Robert (Carol), St. Marys and Rodney (Terry), Indianapolis, Ind.; three daughters, Vickie (Randal) Wiechart and Betty Ebright, both of Celina, and Becky Miller, Lakeland, Fla.; two brothers Robert (Marge), Monroe, Ind., and Edgar (Esther), Bedford, Ind.; three sisters, Betty Bowersock, St. Marys, Mary Lou (Melvin) Schuman, Botkins, and Jerrilyn Temple, Celina; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, Walter L. Jr.; a daughter, Tonya; five brothers, William E., Leo, Ralph Jr., James Henry, and Walter Leroy, who died in infancy; a sister, Patricia Swineford; a son-in-law, Jeffrey Miller; and a brother-in-law, Norman Bowersock.
He worked for the former Agco New Idea in Coldwater, for 21 years and retired from Cooper Foods, St. Henry.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Steve Howell officiating. Burial is at North Grove Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Celina Area Visiting Nurses and Hospice.