Walter Weiss, 84, Albert Lea

Published 7:02 am Sunday, March 25, 2012

Walter F. Weiss passed away at Good Samaritan Society in Albert Lea from renal failure on March 21, 2012. Walter was born in North Minneapolis Dec. 11, 1927.

Walter Weiss

Walter lived in Minneapolis for the first 60 years of his life. Walter bravely served his country during the Korean conflict, serving two duties and earning a Purple Heart award.

Walter retired to Morin Homes 18 years ago. Walter was active in his community as a member of Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Albert Lea Senior Center, Arc and the Ellendale color guard. Walter volunteered many years at the Veterans Administration hospital in Minneapolis and at the Good Samaritan Society in Albert Lea. Walter honored other servicemen by participating as a color guard member at cemetery services and parades.

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Walter was a huge Vikings fan and loved to talk sports with everyone. In his later years he traveled throughout the U.S., with Branson, Miss., as his favorite spot. He enjoyed playing Yahtzee and cards with friends, attending Arc dances and happy hour at George’s.

Walter is survived by his sister-in-law, a niece and nephews and their families. Walter’s circle of friends includes so many who will miss him dearly, including his adopted family at Morin Homes and the staff at Good Samaritan Society. Walter claimed Geneva as his hometown. The ladies at Commerce Bank and the staff at George’s were counted as family. Walter genuinely loved life and those he called friends.

Walter will be interred at Fort Snelling with full military honors.