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Walter R. Crist

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Walter R. Crist Obituary
Walter R., 92, of Mt. Zion, IL, formerly of Lodi, New Jersey passed away peacefully in his residence at 7:55 p.m., Friday, January 6, 2017. A memorial service to honor Walter's life will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Mt. Zion. At the conclusion of his services, military honors will be provided by the Macon County Honor Guard and the US Marine Corps. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge, Inc. #2 Shelter Lane, Oakland, New Jersey 07436.
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Walter was born May 5, 1925 in Paterson, NJ the son of Walter and Mary (McCourt) Crist. Walter had served his country in the US Marine Corps and was a W.W. II veteran. He retired as a machinist from Johanson and Son Machine Corporation. Walter married Eleanor Gawalis in 1952. She preceded him in death on February 22, 1992. He later married Peggy (Aubert) Harper on July 22, 1995.
Surviving is his wife: Peggy of Mt. Zion, IL; children: Walter Crist and his wife Ann of Port Charlotte, FL, David Crist and his wife Maureen of Howell, NJ, Maryellen Schwartz of Lutz, FL, Richard Crist of New Monmouth, NJ, Barbara Brossok and her husband Steven of Ringwood, NJ and Tessie Bilbrey of Decatur, IL; fifteen grandchildren and seven great-grand-children also survive.
Walter was preceded in death by his first wife, parents, sister: Lois, and his step-son: Richard Harper.
Published in The Record on Jan. 9, 2017
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