Russell: Myba J. Walter, age 80, of Russell, passed away at Avera Morningside Heights Care Center on Thursday, February 13, 2014.
Celebration of Myba’s Life will be 2:00 P.M. Monday, February 17th at Grace First Parish in Russell. Visitation will be 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with a 7:00 P.M. prayer service at the church on Sunday. Visitation will continue at the church on Monday, one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Russell City Cemetery. The Hamilton Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Myba Jean was born on February 18, 1933 in Round Lake, Minnesota to Thomas and Emma (Bastman) Easterday. She was baptized and confirmed at the Lutheran Church in Heron Lake. Myba graduate in 1951 at Heron Lake High School.
On July 18, 1951, Myba was united in marriage to Gerald Walter at the Heron Lake United Methodist Church. They farmed in Coon Creek Township. Gerald passed away in 1993. Myba moved from the farm to Russell in 1997.
She was an active member of First Grace Parish and was on the Altar Guild. She also was a member of the Russell American Legion Auxiliary.
The love of her life was her family and her dog, Rusty and deceased dogs, Pepper and Dusty. She also enjoyed visiting, fishing, bird watching, butterfly watching, wearing various hats, crocheting, playing cards, painting felt pictures and bowling.
She is survived by her two children, Steve (and Nancy) Walter of Garvin and Deb Walter of Russell; granddaughter, Sara Walter; two sisters, Della Tarrant of Sherburn and Irene McCoy of Milford, IA; son-in-law, Lanny Johnson of Russell; also other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Judy Johnson; and two brothers, Tom and Neil.
Blessed be the memory of Myba J. Walter.