Walter operated Henschel’s Greenhouse and farmed, prior to being an auto body man for many years at Leohr’s in Chippewa Lake. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army 83rd Infantry, 329 Co I during WWII, and the Battle of the Bulge and was a Purple Heart recipient. Walter was a longtime member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church and held 46 years with the Medina Lion’s Club, where he also earned the Melvin Jones Award.
Walter was a special man. He was loved by everyone that knew him. He loved his wife, children, grandchildren, family and friends. There was no one that knew him that didn’t love him. Walter loved life. He loved his 1962 Chrysler convertible; it was his pride and joy. He and his wife loved to dance, especially the polka. He is probably dancing with the angels.
Walter is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Joyce (Jameyson); loving daughters, Kim (Jim) Perkins, Dawn (Larry) Maitland, and Tammy (Dwight) Foore, all of Medina; dear grandchildren, Kate and Mike Myers, Betsy and Chris Semisorow, Kristi (Rob) Pongallo, Tracy (Bob) Schmidt, Derek (Meghan) Foore and Dan Foore; and his great grandchildren, Bella, Lilly, Kevin, Jackson, and Ally; brother, Erwin (Billie) Henschel of Indiana; his niece, Heidi; and his nephew, Hal.
He is at peace, his suffering has come to an end…he is with the angels. Walter has rejoined his parents and his brother William “Bill” Henschel. Walter touched many lives and will be missed by all.
A special thank you goes to all of the wonderful people at Elmcroft, Medina Village and Hospice of Medina County, who took such great care of Walter, and to the Lions Club members who did so many things for him. A heartfelt thank you also goes to Russ Todia, Tim Brown and Anna from Bridges.
Funeral service will be held 11 A.M., Thursday, September 26, 2013, at Waite & Son Funeral Home, 765 N. Court St., Medina. Reverend David Anderson will officiate. Burial, with military honors, will follow at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday, September 25, 2013, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M., at the funeral home.
The family suggests contributions may be made to Hospice of Medina Co., 5075 Windfall Rd., Medina, Medina Lions Club, or St. Matthew Lutheran, 400 N. Broadway St., Medina 44256.
Online condolences at www.waitefuneralhome.com