Obituary of Clifford Walters
Clifford Walters, age 78 of 1411 Marcy Street, Iowa City died Sunday, January 23, 2005. He died at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City surrounded by his familys love following an apparent heart attack. Funeral services will be held at 10: 30 a.m., Wednesday, January 26, 2005, at the River Community Church in Iowa City with Reverend Gail Mitchell officiating. Burial will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Iowa City. Visitation will be from 4 to 7pm today at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City and after 9am until services on Wednesday at the church. Everyone is invited to attend a reception at the church following the services at the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Cliffords memory for Foreign Missionary Work c/o River Community Church @ 3001 Muscatine Avenue, Iowa City, Iowa 52240 or to the charity of the donors choice. Online condolences may be sent for Cliffords family through our website @www.gayandciha.com. Clifford was born January 11, 1927, in Freeman, SD, the son of Andrew and Elizabeth (Mendel) Walter. Following graduation from Freeman High School, he went on to receive his BA degree from Greenville College, Greenville, IL, and later his Masters of Education from the University of North Dakota. During the Korean Conflict Clifford served in the United States Army. On August 16, 1955, he married Mabel Grace Krombein in Freeman, SD. Prior to coming to Iowa City in 1959, Clifford taught schools in Gruver and Wheatland, Iowa. In Iowa City, he taught at Central and Southeast Junior High Schools and West High School retiring in 1987. Clifford was a member of the River Community Church, formerly Bethany Baptist Church; he was involved with Athletes in Action/Campus Crusade for Christ, and in the Iowa City Rental Association. He enjoyed living and sharing his Christian faith, morning coffee at Hy-Vee, cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes, traveling around the world, caring for his rental properties, collecting antique match holders, and maintaining and renewing old friendships. His family includes his wife, Mabel; children and their spouses, Carla and Joel McMillan of Cedar Rapids, Kirk and Sheri Walters of North Liberty, Kimberly and Joseph Lee of Colorado Springs, CO, and Carmen and Thad Dahlberg of Minneapolis, MN; five grandchildren, Andrew and Lauren Lee, Elizabeth Walters, Flannery and Maewyn Dahlberg; sister, Olive Rosentrater of Texas, and his in-laws, Martha Walter of Kansas, George and Esther Breitkruz of Canada, and Norman and Edith Krombein of Arizona; and eight nieces and nephews, and many extended family members. Clifford was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Reverend Solomon Walter. Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service of Iowa City is caring for Cliffords family and his services.