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1927 PeromaAlvin Walter
Alvin Walter


Rev. Alvin Albert Walter

June 7, 1910 – July 22, 1990

The Rev. Alvin A. Walter of Hillsboro, Texas, a Lutheran minister for 54 years, died Sunday at a Hillsboro hospital. He was 80.

Born and reared in Perry, he was the son of Phillip and Emilie Walter. He graduated from Perry High School in 1928 and attended Concordia Seminary in Springfield, Ill.

On April 26, 1936, he and Ella Lena Lydia Schiebel were married in St. Peter, Minnesota. The Walter family lived in Watonga, Ardmore, and Hinton, Oklahoma, and Hufsmith (Tomball), Malone, and LaGrange, Texas, finally moving to Hillsboro, Texas, in 1976.

The reverend ministered at Salem Lutheran Church in Malone, Texas, until 1969 and at several other churches in the area.

He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Hillsboro.

Survivors include his wife, Ella Walter of Hillsboro; son, Nathan Walter of Tomball; four daughters, Wanda Adams of Fort Worth, Elaine Castello and Carol Guebert, both of Alexandria, Va., and Lynda Squires of Grapevine; three brothers, Ian Walter of Richland, Ga., Paul Walter of Jackson, Miss., and H.P. Walter of Albuquerque, N.M.; sister, Juanita Rutter of Ponca City, Okla.; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Christ Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the Salem Lutheran Cemetery near Malone. Memorials may be made to the Christ Lutheran Church or the Lutheran Fund in care of the Rev. Mark Cattau, 915 E. Highway 22, Hillsboro, TX 76645.