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Harriet Elizabeth Maseman
Harriet Elizabeth Maseman Walter was born to Martha and Fredrick Maseman on February 27, 1921, in Toledo, Ohio. She graduated from Woodward High School in 1939. Upon graduation she worked at the newly opened restaurant, The TicToc. It was there that she made lifelong friends. She married the man who made her laugh the most and he was good lookin' too! Milan (Sunny) Walter and Harriet were married on September 2, 1949. They honeymooned at a family home by Crystal Lake in Beulah, Michigan. Her past was deeply rooted in Northern Michigan which she loved dearly. She graciously passed that legacy and love of "Up North" on to her children and grandchildren.
Harriet had many passions. After raising her four children, she discovered a passion for genealogy and uncovering her family history. She was thrilled to have discovered family members going back for hundreds of years. She was religious about picking bushels of summer bounty for canning and freezing, becoming an avid attendee at the downtown farmer's market. She was member of Epiphany Lutheran Church where all welcomed her great smile.
She is survived by her three daughters and son, Deborah Joslin (John), Anita McAvoy (Hugh Jr.), Karla Juergens, and Scott Walter (Kelly); as well as her grandchildren, Matthew, Elizabeth, Brent, Katherine, Caitlin, James, Erica, Hugh III, Nick, and great grandchildren Allison, Steven and Peyton.
Family and friends can visit on Friday, December 14, 2012, from 2:00-8:00 at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd. Funeral services will begin on Saturday, December 15, 2012, 10:30 a.m. with an hour of visitation followed by the ceremony at 11:30 a.m. at Epiphany Lutheran Church, 915 N. Reynolds Rd. in Toledo. Burial in Ottawa Hills Cemetery. Contributions in Harriet's memory may be made to Epiphany Lutheran Church or the Toledo Public Library. The family would like to extend their thanks for the caring staff at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Please view and sign the online registry at
Published in Toledo Blade from Dec. 14 to Dec. 15, 2012