Robert Walter, 93, of Corning, Iowa, entered eternal rest Saturday, October 15, 2022 at CHI Mercy Hospital, Corning. Funeral Services will be 10:30 A.M., Thursday, October 20, 2022 at the Grace Baptist Church, Corning, Iowa, with Pastor Tracy Elwood officiating. There will be a private burial in the Methodist Grove Cemetery, rural Adams County, Iowa. Open visitation will be 2:00 – 6:00 P.M., Wednesday, October 19, 2022, at Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center, Corning, Iowa. Family will receive friends 9:00 – 10:00 A.M., at the Grace Baptist Church, prior to the service. Memorials may be directed to the family, to be determined. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.
Robert Leland Walter was born January 7, 1929 to Joseph and Doris (Pepper) Walter near Brooks, Iowa. He was raised on a farm near Brooks. His family moved to St. Joseph, Missouri for a time. He moved back to Corning and farmed with his aunt and uncle Phyllis and Ed Bergman.
He met Waunita Lindberg at a family wedding, and would fly his plane down to Bucklin, Missouri to court her. They were married May 2, 1950. To this union were born 4 children. Roger Lee Walter was the only surviving child.
He served in the US Army, 84th Engineer Battalion, stationed in Korea from September 1952-September 1953.
He loved farming. He rented a farm near Carbon, and then bought the farm and built the house on Corning Carl Road in 1963. He and his son, Roger, ran a feeder cattle operation. They transitioned to grain only in 2013. He was involved in planting and harvesting until his death.
After a long illness, Waunita passed away in June, 1998. Mutual cousins from Missouri introduced him to Emma Pearl Baker and they were married in February 2000. They enjoyed 21 years together.
He was a member of Grace Baptist Church and served as Deacon and Treasurer for many years.
Preceding him in death are his parents, his wives, and 3 children, at birth, Glenn Robert April 3, 1951, John Charles July 9, 1952 and Virginia Louise October 26, 1957.
He is survived by son Roger Lee Walter (Diane) Corning, grandson Matthew (Lara) White Sands NM, granddaughter Allison (Kevin) Taylor, Waterloo, Iowa and 10 great- grandchildren.