PACIFIC GROVE - Walter and Anne passed away peacefully surrounded by family two days apart. Married in 1951 they began a life together as a military family. Walter began his military career during WWII
and later served in Korea and Vietnam where he received a Purple Heart
. Anne faithfully took care of the home and family in every place and circumstance. Living and traveling all over the U.S. and Europe they shared with their children - a love of adventure and the outdoors.
Walter retired as a Lt. Colonel in 1970 and the family settled in Pacific Grove. Together they opened Bavarian Imports in Carmel and later Flemat Wholesale Imports in Pacific Grove. Walter also managed the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce for several years. Always generous they made room for friends at the dinner table and never turned away a stray animal. Their love for their family and pets was only surpassed by their love for each other.
They will be greatly missed by their children, Tom (Bobbie), Lynn (Chuck), Amy (Adrian), Richard (Heidi), David (Tina), Daniel (Julie); 15 grandkids, 13 great grandkids and Suzy the Saint Bernard. No services will be held at their request. Their ashes will be scattered together at sea. In lieu of flowers donate to