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Donald Wayne Walters

September 2, 1930 November 20, 2019
Donald Wayne Walters
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Donald Wayne Walters was born on Sept 2, 1930, in Glidden Iowa to William Arthur Walters and Pearl Robinson Walters. He was the youngest of 6 children. In 1935, the family moved to a farm south of Guthrie Center. Donald attended country school and graduated from Guthrie Center High School in 1948.

After graduation, Donald began farming on the family farm and working for other farmers. In 1955 Donald married Glorianne Ruth Jorgensen and to this union, three sons were born, Montgomery, Christopher, and Gregory. After marriage, Donald was a truck driver for KH Butler Construction, then a shop clerk for Herman M. Brown in Des Moines. He then became a bookkeeper for Hagen Chevrolet in Guthrie Center. In 1967, Donald went to work at the Guthrie County State Bank, where he worked for 27 years as a teller until he retired in 1994.

Donald enjoyed helping out on farms for Don Jorgensen and George Willenberg and later working with wood, making carved animals and other products for sale at craft shows. His favorite piece was a Sparrow Hawk carved from walnut which took First Place at the Guthrie County Fair. He and his wife also enjoyed taking bus trips and traveling to places by car.

Donald spent 12 years in the National Guard and 18 years as a volunteer fireman for the Guthrie Center Fire Department. He served as Guthrie County Fair Treasurer for over 35 years, beginning in 1972.

Donald was preceded in death by his wife Glorianne and son Montgomery. He is survived by his sons Christopher (and Dotty) of Norwalk, Iowa, and Greg (and Linda) of Fort Mill, South Carolina, along with 9 grandchildren; Elyse, Nyle, Mason, Jessica and Joseph Walters; James (and Alicia) Thorson, Ryan (and Paige) Thorson, Cole Thorson, Adam (and Katheryn) Thorson and 13 great-grandchildren.

Don will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

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4:00 PM 11/24/2019 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 11/24/2019 6:00:00 PM
Twigg Funeral Home - Guthrie

506 Prairie Street
Guthrie Center, IA 50115

Twigg Funeral Home - Guthrie
506 Prairie Street Guthrie Center 50115 IA
United States

Memorial Service




10:00 AM 11/25/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 11/25/2019 11:00:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church

701 State Street
Guthrie Center, IA 50115

First Presbyterian Church
701 State Street Guthrie Center 50115 IA
United States

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Burial of cremated remains will be at a later date Final Resting Place


United States

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