Harry William Walster

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Harry William Walster passed away peacefully on June 13, 2014 at age 89, in Arizona, his daughters at his side. Harry was born September 26, 1924 in Maltby, Washington to Charles and Edith Walster. He grew up on their farm in Maltby, graduating from Snohomish High School, class of 1942. Harry served in the Navy and was a veteran of WWII. He worked at many occupations over the years including logging, plywood plant worker, owning his own custom backhoe business, and installing water lines. After retirement Harry divided his time between Arizona where he enjoyed playing "desert golf", and his cabin in Montana where he loved scrambling the banks of secluded creeks trying to outwit trout. He passed along his love of fishing and the outdoors to his daughters and their families. Harry was also a "rockhound" and eventually became very skilled at stone faceting. A man who lived life fully and on his own terms he will be greatly missed. Harry was preceded in death by his sister, Ida; brothers, Bernard and Lee; and grandson, Jay Hajek. He will be remembered by daughters, Gayle Hajek (Gary), Marilyn Walster (Sid Friedman), Terri Walster, and Becky Olson (Dale); grandchildren, Sydney, Megan, Whitney and Spencer; and great-grandchildren, Matthew and Piper. Harry also leaves behind his sister, Mary; brothers, Stan, Ray, and Ralph; as well as numerous other family and friends. In memory of our father please enjoy a bowl of your favorite ice-cream. As he used to say.... "ice-cream for all hands!"

Published in The Herald (Everett) from June 21 to June 22, 2014
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