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William D. “Bill” Walter

William Dean “Bill” Walter, 65, of Sedalia, passed away Friday, October 15, 2021 after the discovery of advanced leukemia three weeks earlier. He was born June 27, 1956, in Sedalia, a son of the late Paul and Lorraine (Hampton) Walter.

In his early years, Bill worked at his family’s downtown restaurants including the Pacific Café, Walter’s Restaurant and Walter’s Café. He later worked at Duke Manufacturing for a number of years and most recently was a driver for OATS. Bill was active in facilitating the annual Walter reunion and in genealogy research for both the Hampton and Walter families.

In 1990, he was initiated into the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and was a member of Lodge 125, in Sedalia. He was a dedicated member serving in many capacities including two-time Exalted Ruler (PER) of Lodge 125, State President in 2009 and District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler. Bill was recognized many times throughout 31 years for outstanding service to the organization. Bill was a good natured, kind hearted person who was welcomed and valued by his Elks family not only in Sedalia but throughout Missouri and Lodges around the country.

Survivors include one sister, Paula Walter, of Sedalia; two brothers, Michael Walter (Annerose), of Vienna, Austria and Robert Walters, of Columbia; two aunts, Minnie Beemer and Ann Walter; two nieces; one nephew; numerous cousins; and countless friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul Walter, Jr. and Gregory Walter, who died in infancy.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 PM, Friday, October 22, 2021 at Heckart Funeral Home.

Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, October 21, 2021 at Heckart Funeral Home, 903 South Ohio.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Elks Christmas Basket Fund, Sedalia Elks Lodge 125, 320 South Kentucky, Sedalia, MO 65301, or in care of the funeral home.
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