Class of 1931

Ian N. Walter

August 15, 1913 – January 22, 2007

Ian Walter, 93, of Richland, Georgia, died Monday, January 22, 2007, at Doctors Hospital in Columbus, Georgia.

Mr. Walter was born August 15, 1913, in Morrison, OK, son of Phillip Anthony and Emilie Just Walter. He graduated from Perry High School in 1931.

In 1941 he was drafted into the U.S. Army and was wounded in World War II. He was discharged in 1947 and then recalled to active duty in 1951 and sent to Korea where he fought in the battle of Heartbreak Ridge. He retired March 31, 1965, after 27 years of service.

After his military service he began working for the U.S. Postal Service in 1965 and continued until he retired in 1979.

He was the longest active member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, a member of the Retired Officers Association at Fort Benning, GA, The Investment Club, Mr. and Mrs. Club Dance Inc., Fort Benning Officers Club, American Legion, Doughboy & Girls Investment Club, and Cordele Dance Club.

Preceding him in death were his parents and two sons, William “Billy” James Walter and Jerry A. Walter.

Mr. Walter is survived by his wife of 61 years Ennis Dunn Walter; a grandson Ian Christian Walter of Richland; a granddaughter Lacy Dye of Americus, GA; a brother Hartwell Walter of Utah; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 24, 2007, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 4700 Armour Road, Columbus, with Rev. Martin Pfotenhauer and Rev. Carl Peterson officiating. A memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. at Harmony Primitive Baptist Church, Ponder Street, Richland, with Rev. Rob McDaniel officiating. The committal with full Military Honors will follow immediately at Harmony Cemetery in Richland.