Walter Berry Obituary

Walter K. Berry
Walter K. Berry

February 22, 1932 - March 11, 2015
Born in Madrid, IA
Resided in West Des Moines, IA


Walter K. Berry, 83, passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at Ramsey Village in Des Moines. In agreement with his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. No services will be held. A private burial took place at Mt. Hope Cemetery, south of Madrid.

Walter was born on February 22, 1932, in Madrid, Iowa to Max Eldon and Ethel Eva (Schillie) Berry. He married Thelda V. Coltrane and they made their home in West Des Moines. Walter retired as an Electrical Engineer with Northwestern Bell. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is survived by Thelda's three daughters, Patti Ordnung and Laura Tucci both of Savannah, MO, Peggy Job of Jefferson City, MO; his brother-in-law, Marvin Samuelson of Madrid; niece, Janet Samuelson of West Des Moines; and nephew, David (Kristina) Samuelson of Ames. Walter was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Thelda V. Berry on May 13, 2014; and sister, Nancy Samuelson on March 9, 2015 two days prior to his death.