Veteran-IntroAlbert W. Walther, 95, of Jackson, passed away Friday, May 1, 2015, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

He was born September 5, 1919, in Pocahontas, MO to Ernst and Anna Dreyer Walther. He was baptized September 19, 1919, and confirmed April 9, 1933 at Zion Lutheran Church, Pocahontas, MO.  He and Aleen M. Willa were married February 24, 1946 at St John’s United Church of Christ near Jackson.

He was in the U.S. Army during WW II from 1941 to 1946. He served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre Campaign, was a construction foreman and earned the Rifle Sharpshooter Badge. He was a 65 year member of American Legion Post 158 in Jackson. Albert and Aleen were members of Zion Lutheran Church in Pocahontas until transferring to St Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson in 1954, where they remained faithful members. He served as an Elder and on the St Paul School West Building Committee. Albert was well known in the community. He and Aleen farmed north of Jackson.

Loving survivors include his wife of 69 years; 4 sons, Richard (Carol) Walther, Roy (Brenda) Walther, Ralph (Mary) Walther and Ronald (Pam) Walther, all of Jackson; 8 grandchildren, Alisha (Jamie) Curtis, Travis (Jana) Walther, Ryan (Tina) Walther, Jana Walther, Leann (Shannon) Stinson, Jason (Leslie) Walther and Josh Walther, all of Jackson and Jill (Chad) Lankford of Perryville; 3 step-grandchildren, Shawna, Jade and Rusty; 6 great grandchildren, Ireland Curtis, Addysen Walther, Jakoata Walther, Jaylie and Drake Walther, Stella Lankford; 2 great step-grandchildren, Trenton Curtis and Logan Wiggins; 3 sisters, Nelda McMurtry and Irene Hurst of St Louis, MO, and Meta Hunt of Jackson, MO.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother and 5 sisters.

Visitation will be 4-8 pm, Sunday, May 3, 2015 at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson and 9-10 am, Monday, May 4, 2015 at St Paul Lutheran Church. The funeral service will be 10 am Monday with Rev Jason Shaw officiating. Burial will follow at Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson with graveside military honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St Paul Lutheran Church General Fund or St Paul Lutheran Church Refurbishing Fund.

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