Michael VanWetterin Waller
1926 - 2020
Michael Van Wetterin Waller
Michael Van Wetterin ("Mike") Waller passed away peacefully in the presence of family on Friday, January 17, 2020, to be reunited with his wife Dorothy and to be with the Lord he loved.
Due to Covid-19 issues, his funeral has not yet been performed, and is now scheduled for 10:30am Sept. 18, 2021 at Middlefield Federated Church (masks required), Middlefield, CT, followed immediately by the burial of ashes in the Middlefield Cemetery (adjacent to the Church). A reception will then follow at the Homestead at the Lyman Farm
Born September 25, 1926 in Columbus, OH, he was the youngest of Adolph and Marie Hertenstein Waller's three sons. He graduated from the Columbus Academy in 1944 and signed up for military service (Navy) the same day he graduated high school. He had completed training and was awaiting deployment when the war ended in 1945. Following discharge from the Navy, he returned to Oberlin College where he had spent a portion of his Navy training. At Oberlin, he met the love of his life Dorothy Louise Lyman of Middlefield, CT, and they were married June 30, 1951.
During the next 66 years Mike and Dorothy were richly blessed with three children, their spouses, eleven grandchildren, and one great grandchild. During their marriage, they moved wherever Mike's business required, from Ohio to Missouri, to Virginia and North Carolina, back to Ohio, and then back to Dorothy's original home in Middlefield, CT where Mike worked with his in-laws at the Lyman Farm for the remainder of his career.
Mike served on the Board of the Lyman Farm for many years, and also served on the Board of Selectmen for Middlefield. He was also active with the Middlesex (County) Chamber of Commerce, the Middlesex Community College, and the Middlefield Federated Church.
Mike was predeceased by his wife Dorothy, his parents Adolph and Marie, and his brothers Lynn and Edward. He is survived by daughter Andrea, her husband Kelly Kelleher and their three children Christopher, Deidre and Jason; son David, his wife Susan and their four children Henry, Peter, Ellen and Mark; and daughter Amy Stoehr, her husband James ("Jay") III and their four children James ("Jamie") IV, Sydney Whedon (Sam), Madeline (Nathan Osborn) and Gretchen; and by great grandson James V.
The family expresses gratitude for the exceptional service and care provided by the New England Club, Family Bridges Home Care and Queen City Hospice, (all of Cincinnati, OH).
Memorial contributions may be made to Middlefield Federated Church (Middlefield, CT) or Queen City Hospice (Cincinnati, OH).
Published by Middletown Press on Sep. 14, 2021.
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Funeral service
Middlefield Federated Church
Middlefield, CT
Middlefield Cemetery (adjacent to the Church)
Middlefield, CT
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