Rev. Walter L. Barth
101, passed away Wednesday, November 28th 2012 at Lutheran Life Villages in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. He was born April 30th 1911 to Dr. and Mrs. G. Christian Barth in St. Louis MO.
Walter served 1 year as Assistant to his father at Concordia Church in Cincinnati Ohio. He then became Pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Brazil, IN (1936 - 1940), Calvary Lutheran Church, Indianapolis, IN (1940 - 1955); Executive Secretary of Board of Directors of the Northern Nebraska District Lutheran Church (1955 - 1971) ; Associate Pastor of Bethlehem Lutheran Church Ft Wayne, IN (1971-1977); He retired from full time ministry as Pastor of Visitation of Zion Lutheran Church in 1985. Chaplain of South Side Optimist Club for 15 years and Chaplain of Woodview Health Care in Ft. Wayne, IN. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and the Optimist Club. In December 1997 Rev. Barth published his Memoirs, the model of his life are the words of the Apostle St. Paul. "For me to Live is Christ and to die is Gain."
He is survived by his daughter Sylvia, (Ken) Haynes of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA and son Philip (Lucy) Barth of Greenwood, IN; 8 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and a brother Dr. Karl Barth of Milwaukee, WI. He was proceeded in death by his wife, Elfrieda C. Barth in 1984 and son, Warren C. Barth in 1993.
Funeral service is at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 2nd 2012 at Zion Lutheran Church, 2314 South Hanna Street, with calling 1 hour prior. Calling also from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday in D.O. McCombs and Sons, Covington Knolls Fu neral Home , 8325 Covington Road. Burial will be in in Concordia Cemetery Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Zion Lutheran Church or Concordia Lutheran High School. To sign the auntie guestbook, go to: wow.mccombandsons.con
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