MALTA – Lodus I. Walter, 100, of Malta, Ill., died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center, DeKalb.|
Born Nov. 28, 1913, in Round Grove Township, the daughter of John W. and Sylvia Mae (Coselman) Lockwood, Lodus married Alvin P. Walter on Nov. 5, 1935, in Pontiac. The couple also lived in Yorkville, Waterman, Shabbona and Plano.
Before devoting herself to being a housewife, she had been employed as a factory worker at Furnace Electric, Portable Electric Tool, Burgess-Norton and McDonalds in Yorkville. Lodus was a member of Malta First Congregational Church.
She enjoyed dancing, and loved to crochet many afghans for grandchildren and friends. She loved her Miller Lite Shorties, too.
She is survived by her daughter, Lois J. (Carl W.) Cruse of Malta; grandchildren, Karla L. (Rich) Hardman of Rockford, Cynthia A. (Dale) Lynch of Sycamore and Lana S. Lazarz of Antioch; great-grandchildren, Brett W. (Molly) Martinson, Holly J. (Thomas) Giardina, Kory W. (fiancée, Maury) and Karlee A. Lynch, and Tyler J., Spencer C. and Cambell R. Lazarz; great-great-grandchildren, Kelly R. and Paige L. Giardina; sister, Lila (Ray) Walsh of Sandwich; sister-in-law, Ginny Walter of Streator; and numerous nieces and nephews. As Lodus leaves her family, another great-great-granddaughter is expected in May.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin; and brothers and sisters.
The memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, with the Rev. Robert Vaughn of Malta Congregational Church officiating. Burial of cremated remains will be at a later date at Fairview Park Cemetery, DeKalb. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Anderson Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Lodus I. Walter Memorial Fund, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115.
For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022.
Published in Daily Chronicle on Apr. 11, 2014