HERMAN J. WALTMAN

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HERMAN J. WALTMAN Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home Herman (Harvey) James Waltman passed away peacefully on May 5th, 2017. Harvey was born the 11th of 12 children on January 21st, 1938 to Pius and Christina Waltman. He grew up as a hardworking, dedicated, sweet boy on his family fruit farm in Yakima Washington. He loved playing sports and earned the nickname "Harvey the Horse". He excelled on the grid iron, the hardwoods and also in baseball. He was a legendary athlete graduating from Marquette High School in Yakima, WA in 1956. He was regularly highlighted in the Yakima Herald for his athletic accomplishments. His talents and hard work took him to Yakima Valley College where he played football, basketball, and baseball. In 1958 Harvey married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Marie Lynn Masterman. They had seven beautiful children and he went on to work in the wholesale/retail grocery industry. Harvey is preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years, Marie Lynn Waltman, daughter Heidi Jean Waltman, parents Pius and Christina Waltman, brothers Tony, Pete, William, Ray, Jerry, and sisters Barbara, Rita and Adele. He is survived by children Mari Berry (Kenny), Patrick Waltman (Ginny), Michael Waltman (Francine), Kelly Yockey (Larry), Jody Weigel (Jim), Nancy Waltman, 12 grandchildren, six great grandchildren, brother Albert and sisters Hilda and Queenie along with numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to share our appreciation and gratitude to the Tri-City Cancer Center, Fieldstone Grandridge, Chaplaincy Palliative Care, Chaplaincy Hospice Care, Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House and everyone who helped Harvey and the family. Our Dad Harvey was the definition of an incredibly good man. He was loving, honest, humble, polite and respectful. He put others first and always led by example. He had tremendous drive and work ethic in everything he did. Dad, we will miss you dearly yet we are so grateful to have had both you and Mom leave a beautiful legacy for us to live out. We Love you Dad. -Mari, Pat, Kelly, Mike, Jody, and Nancy. Please join us for a graveside service at Desert Lawn Memorial Park on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 2 pm. A elebration of life will follow immediately at Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home, 1401 S. Union St. Kennewick WA. The family invites you to sign their online tribute wall at www.muellersfuneral homes.com
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Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home
1401 S. Union St.
Kennewick, WA 99338
(509) 783-9532
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Published in Tri-City Herald on May 9, 2017