Walter K. Distler

DISTLER, WALTER K., 85, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2012.

Walter was a native of Louisville. He was retired from B.F. Goodrich and Zeon. He was a member of St. Andrew United Church of Christ, a Navy veteran of World War II and member of Highland American Legion Post 201.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Anna Barbara (Schindler) Distler; sons, Bruce K. (Sheila), Dr. Walter D. (Sheryl), Dr. Mark W. (Dr. Dana) and James M. (Sheri); and grandchildren, Brandon, Michael, Christopher, Anthony, Andrea, Audrey, Eric, Olivia, Hannah and James Walter.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Ratterman and Sons, 3800 Bardstown Road, with burial to follow in Cave Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may take the form of donation to Kosair Children's Hospital. Online condolences may be left at


Funeral Home

Ratterman & Sons Funeral Home
3800 Bardstown Road Louisville, KY 40218
(502) 459-3800

Published in The Courier-Journal from Dec. 10 to Dec. 12, 2012