55 years ago, I moved from a small country school to Aberdeen High school. Walt immediately took me under his wing, became my mentor and my best freind during high school. Although he was a devote member of the Mennonite faith and I was a country Mormon, the subject never came up. He accepted me and was great to attend my yearly party in my parents home. It was great to see him again this summer at our 50 year high school reunion. My prayers of comfort go out to his wife and son for their loss.