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The Fence Post obituary: Herman Walters

Herman Walters, 92

Feb. 25, 1927 – Feb. 20, 2019

Greeley, Colo.

Herman Walters went to be with his Lord and Savior on Feb. 20, 2019, at Fairacres Manor.

He was born Feb. 25, 1927, in Firestone, Colo., to Alec and Anna (Weise) Walter, German immigrants from Russia. He grew up on farms in the Firestone and Platteville area. He attended school at Erkenbeck School south of Johnstown until he graduated from the eighth grade. He played softball during his school years. He left school to work on the farm while his brothers were fighting in World War II. He married Virginia Ann Herter Feb. 22, 1948, and they celebrated 72 years together.

Herman farmed for 73 years in the Johnstown, Milliken, and Platteville areas. He grew sugar beets, pinto beans, corn, Coors barley and alfalfa. In his early years, during the winters he worked at the Great Western Sugar plant in Johnstown. He loved to attend “Dutch Hops.” As he grew older, he became an accomplished welder and built and repaired farm equipment during the winters. He was a hardworking, quiet, kind, humble and generous man who loved his family and will be greatly missed. He retired in 2000 and moved to Greeley.

He played the accordion and mouth harp. He loved to garden, especially his tomatoes and cucumbers. He also loved to make “German Sausage.” He was an accomplished woodworker and built many cabinets in their home. Everyone in the family has something in their home from grandpa’s wood shop.

Herman is survived by his wife, Virginia Ann Walters, sons; William (Linda) Walters and Ronald (Sharon) Walters, five grandchildren, Richard (Jody), William (Nancy), Brooke (Matt) Maynard, Joshua (Misty), and Kyle (Katie), 10 great-grandchildren and younger sisters Betty Amen and Barbara Rusho.

He was preceded in death by his parents Alec and Anna Walters, older brothers Alex, Henry, Adam, Donald, Harry, younger brother Raymond, older sisters Anna, Rosie, Emma Stroh, Marie Wagner, Esther Bernhardt and younger sister Anna Walter.

Visitation was held on March 4 at Adamson, followed by Life Celebration Service. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Gardens and a reception followed back at Adamson. Memorial gifts may be made to the “American Diabetes Association” in care of Adamson, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634. Friends may leave condolences at

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