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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Leo Mike Walter
December 1, 1938 - October 16, 2020

Place of Birth: Rugby, North Dakota
Residence: Ray, North Dakota
Age: 81

Leo Walter 81, of Ray, ND passed away on Friday, October 16, 2020 at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, ND.

Leo Walter was born in Rugby, ND in 1938 to Wendelin and Margaret (Streifel) Walter. He grew up in Stanley, ND. After high school, he joined the Air Force and spent some time in Okinawa, Japan. He returned to the states, and after marrying Viola Bachmeier, they moved to AZ where he was stationed at Luke AFB. After an honorable discharge, Leo obtained his Master's degree and was eventually hired as an elementary principal and teacher at the Ray Public School. They settled in Ray, where Leo spent the remainder of his life. During summers, he stayed busy with air conditioning repair and fixing pretty much anything and everything. Leo eventually opened a computer business on the side. These endeavors kept him busy after he retired from the school in 1998. He also helped his wife run the Snow White Drive Inn for over 20 years.

Leo was known for being loving, smart, devout, and patient. His sense of humor and infectious laugh will never be forgotten. Above all else, he loved and was so proud of his family. The growing number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought him so much joy. As his family grew his heart grew right along with it. He loved documenting his family’s memories. Whether it be with pictures put on the back of birthday cards or home videos given out to his family.

Leo was a very active member in his community and also enjoyed camping and fishing. The annual Walter Family campout was one of the highlights of his summer. It’s impossible to put into words what he meant to his family. Leo and his wife created a beautiful love story and he was the kind of father that his children deeply admired and loved. He ingrained in his family to laugh often and love always. So much more than just a role model, he was a positive influence on everyone he met. Even in his death, he did what he always did for his family. He brought them all together and reminded them of how strong and loved they are.

Leo was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Mary, along with some nieces and nephews. Leo is survived by his wife, his children, Sue (Jim) Becker, Tammy (Donny) Larson, Mandy Walter, Leo (Joyce) Walter, Lee (Mindy) Walter, Les (Shelly) Walter, and Mickee (Jake) Adams, 21 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, brothers David (Pat) Walter, Tony Walter, Al (Judy) Walter and Jim (Doris) Walter, and sisters Bernadine Logsdon and Joann (Mike) Mallory, and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews.

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Cheryl and Bill Simpson (Ray, ND)
Oct 20, 2020
Vi and family, our deepest sympathy for your loss. Leo was one special person. Hugs and prayers for you all.
Duane and Kathy Binde (Williston, ND)
Oct 20, 2020
Vi and Family. We are so sorry for this tremendous loss. May God provide comfort and the great memories you share bring smiles. We have a new Saint Leo. God bless you. Duane and Kathy Binde
Cindy Weyrauch Helling (Lakewood, CO)
Oct 20, 2020
I’m so sorry to hear of Leo’s passing. He was such a great person and a pillar of the community.
Ann Adams (Harvey, North Dakota)
Oct 21, 2020
RIP my friend. You will be missed by Randy and I and we send our sympathies to all the family. You left nothing but love wherever you were.
Gary Skogen
Oct 21, 2020
Thank you for using that picture of Leo. That is the way I always think of Leo. God bless his memory and strength to the family. Amen
Ruthie and Gertie Adams (Las Vegas, NV)
Oct 21, 2020
To the family of Leo Walter
especially Lee and Mindy...

As you mourn, we mourn with you.
May God bless each one of you. Leo was a special person to know.

Ruthie and Gertie Adams
Ryan Olson (Ray, ND)
Oct 21, 2020
Vi and family, so sorry for your loss. Leo will be missed by many. A great teacher, family man, and community leader..what a great legacy!
Kelly & Debbie (Thom) Miller (Custer, SD)
Oct 21, 2020
Vi and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May the good Lord shower you all with his blessings and give you peace. Leo was a very special person, along with a pillar in the community. He will be missed by many. Deepest sympathies. Rest in peace Leo, until we meet again.....Love and hugs
Jerry Anderson (Butte , Montana )
Oct 21, 2020
So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sherry Johnson-Wilson (Mandan, ND)
Oct 21, 2020
Walter Family,
I have so many great memories of Leo.
From his time as my my principal in grade school and my teen years as his employee at the Snow White. We had some great laughs and stories!
My adult years when I would return to Ray for visits, Leo was always so fun to visit and reminisce with.
He always had a warm smile and a welcoming word.
Leo will be greatly missed by all those who were blessed to know him.
I am thinking of all of you and keeping you all in my heart and prayers during this difficult time.
Much love and Peace.
Art and Linda Glasoe (Crosby , ND)
Oct 21, 2020
Our sympathies to your family.
Diane Brunner (Ray, ND)
Oct 21, 2020
He was always such a friendly humble minded person. I will always remember him from the business he did while I was a postmaster in Ray. So dedicated and faithful to his customers. The city of Ray will miss him as well as his many family and friends. May our sovereign Lord comfort his wife and family in the difficult days ahead but also bring to mind often the everlasting loving memories that they all shared with him as he walked the 81 yrs of life down here.
Scott Hodenfield (MINOT, ND)
Oct 22, 2020
To the family of Leo,
We will all miss his warm smile and the kind words he always spoke. He always had time to visit and always asked what was going on in our lives. He was a great grade school principal and always had excellent food at the Snow White Drive Inn. Keep his memories close as you get through these days ahead. Rest in Peace!!!
Scott and Colleen
shawna (somers) przybycien (Milbank , South Dakota)
Oct 25, 2020
My sympathies to Vi and family.
May you hold all the memories of Leo in your hearts and thoughts of peace to be with you at this time
Shawna (Somers) Przybycien
Fr. Keith Streifel (Dickinson)
Oct 30, 2020
Prayers for the family! May the angels lead Leo to paradise.
Mike and Joann Mallory (Surprise, Arizona)
Nov 1, 2020
Love and prayers to all of you for the days ahead. Leo love you brother, you will be so missed.
Nancy F Walter (Minot, ND)
Nov 2, 2020
So much love and prayers to this amazing family. There are so many memories I carry with me of Uncle Leo and the rest of the family. I grieve with you, but I know he is with God and looking down on his loving family and wrapping you in his love. God bless. <3
Al and Judy Walter (Mesa, Arizona)
Nov 2, 2020
You were one of the best parts of our North Dakota trips. We miss you. Rest in Peace Brother Leo.
Diane Huso (Alexandria, MN)
Nov 2, 2020
Vi and family, Our deepest sympathy to all of you! May the memories you all share make these coming days and months easier!! Leo impacted a lot of our lives and will not be forgotten!!! We send our prayers, love and hugs to you all.
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