Klaus Walter

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Klaus Wilhelm Walter, age 55, of Fowler's Bluff at Chiefland, Florida, Passed away at home on August 5th, 2016, in the care of his wife and friends. Klaus was laid to rest in the Keokuk National Cemetary in Iowa on August 18, 2016. Klaus was born in Weihenzell, Germany on August 6th, 1961. The son of Imil Karl Walter and Elise Margareta Dollinger Walter, he was one of five Children. He was united in marriage with Terrill Lynn Walter on April 11, 1990. He was proceeded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Terrill and his sisters Anita Shuh, Renate Petsche, Lydia Walter and Christine Walter along with their families. Klaus's professional learning was a mason and he worked over 30 years for the same firm building stone houses. He was a very community conscious person; he was a member of the volunteer Fire Department in his home town in Germany and he was a member of the shooting club there.
Klaus had one life-time dream and that was to live in the USA. His dream was realized in April, 2008, when He and his wife moved to the USA. Klaus came to the US not knowing English or any of the customs here in America, but he studied and learned English. Klaus Learned Floor installation after he arrived in the USA and worked with his Brother in- law in Leesburg for three years. He was a true German artisan and craftsman, who brought his old world skills to America. He was an avid fisherman and loved his time spent on the boat or bank. Klaus Joined the Eagles Club in Homosassa, Florida for his pleasure. He was much loved there. He helped bring a more authentic German flavor to their annual October fest.
Klaus and Terrill moved to Chiefland and he worked building stilted houses in Cedar Key, Florida, till he was unable to work anymore. He was happy and never failed to pass that happiness on to everyone he met. When Klaus met anyone, it was like meeting a new friend and, yes, they parted friends. Klaus respected and treated everyone with a special kindness that was so hard for most people to emulate, but he did it without a thought. Klaus fought for his life with a quiet endurance that was so uncommon and so hard to watch at the same time. He did not give up for one second but continued to fight with his last breath. He was loved and will be terribly missed.
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Knauff Funeral Home - WILLISTON, FL
512 E Noble Ave
Williston, FL 32696
(352) 528-3481
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Published in Citrus County Chronicle from Aug. 26 to Sept. 2, 2016