Harry D. Walters, 89, of Mishawaka passed away at home on Thursday, April 28, 2022. Harry was born in South Bend on January 5, 1933, to the late Frederick and Vada (Keyser) Walters. On August 28, 1958, he married the former Janet M. Russell who preceded him in death on March 28, 2018. He is also preceded in death by a brother, Norman Walters and great granddaughter, Nora Blaine Walters. Harry is survived by his son, Michael (Denise) Walters; daughter, Amy (Dennis) Rhoads; grandchildren, Jacob (Jamie) & Benjamin (Nicky) Walters; step-grandchildren, Jennifer, D.C. and Christopher Rhoads; and great grandchildren, Andrew and Rubie Walters.
Harry is a 1951 graduate of Mishawaka High School. He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War from March 25, 1953-March 16, 1955. He was part of the 73rd Anti-Aircraft Artillary Battalion. He was part of the first unit to serve under NATO command. He loved going to his yearly Army reunions. For over 40 years he was the owner/operator of Walters Excavating in Mishawaka. He was part of the International Union of Operating Engineers for 47 years. He was a member of the VFW 360 and First United Methodist Church in Mishawaka. In his leisure time he enjoyed hunting in Wyoming and fishing in Minnesota. He was also an avid Dale Earnhardt fan.
We would like to thank Caring Cove Hospice for all their love and support throughout dad’s illness and also to his caregiver, Latonya Honorable for her love and caring of our father.
The family will receive friends 4 pm-7 pm on Monday, May 2nd at Hahn Funeral Home, 505 W. 8th Street, Mishawaka. Funeral services will be 11 am on Tuesday, May 3rd, with visitation 1 hour prior at First United Methodist Church, 201 E. Third Street, Mishawaka. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery with military honors by the American Legion and VFW Post 360 burial squad. The funeral service will be livestreamed on https://youtu.be/lI0B6eAjaK8
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to First United Methodist Preschool, 201 E. Third Street, Mishawaka, IN 46544 or American Cancer Society, 130 Red Coach Drive, Mishawaka, IN 46545.
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