Walter Lame Jr.
Walter Lame Jr., 78, passed peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Thursday, March 20, 2014. He was born October 26, 1935 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Walter is retired from UPS. He proudly served in the United States Army. Walter was a member of the Masonic Acanthus Lodge and on the board of Local 90 and a part of Local 147 retirees. He was a commissioner and later president of Fort Des Moines Little League and was inducted into the Hall of Fame. He was also President of the board for Mid Am Credit Union and on the board of 310 Credit Union. His greatest joy in life was being a father, grandfather and great grandfather. He will forever be greatly missed by all.
He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 55 years, Kay; sister, Mary (Richard) Simpson; 6 children, Steven (Paulet) Lame, Kay Burkett, Kathy Thompson, Mary (Vincent),Sampson, Nancy Muetzel, Linda (Daniel) Weber and Raymond Johnson whom he thought of as a son; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.
Walter was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Sr. and Nina Lame; 3 brothers, Charles Lame Sr., John Lame Sr. and Thomas Lame; and grandson, Dawson Weber.
Special thanks to Stephanie, his wonderful hospice nurse.
Funeral Services will be held 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Hamilton's Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street in Des Moines. Friends may visit with family from 5 to 8 p.m., Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the family in loving memory of Walter.
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