Walter “Junior” L. Feasel, 90, of Fremont, OH passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born to Anna (Ranker) Feasel who passed away during childbirth on March 11, 1925 in Tiffin, OH. He was lovingly raised by his grandparents, Japhet and Vesta Feasel along with his nine uncles and two aunts.
Walter served in the U.S. Army from September 11, 1943 to April 28, 1945. He was wounded in France on July 24, 1944 and was awarded the Purple Heart. He also received the ETO Ribbon and one Bronze Star; Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Good Conduct Medal and WWII Victory Medal.
Walter married Helen C. Filliater on May 12, 1945 at St. Wendelin Catholic Church in Fostoria, OH. They were together for sixty-four years until she preceded him in death on April 15, 2009.
Walter worked as a Shipping and Inventory Clerk at Whirpool Corporation in Clyde and after thirty-eight years, retired in 1988. He was a Founding Member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Bradner American Legion, the Fremont VFW and Moose Club. Walter enjoyed fishing, putting together antique models, playing pool, antique cars and roller skating in his younger years. He was an inspiration to many over the years because of his determination. Walter felt honored to go to Washington D.C. on the Honor Flight.
Walter is survived by his children, Bill Feasel, Fremont, OH, Steve (Amy) Feasel, La Porte, IN, Denise (Willie) Roehrich, Fremont, OH; brother, Gene (Mary) Feasel, Clyde, OH; daughter-in-law, Linda Feasel, Clyde, OH; ten grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Helen C. Feasel; grandson, Michael Feasel.
Visitation: Friday from 2 – 8 pm at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St., Fremont, OH.
Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, August 22, 2015, 1:30 pm at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with one hour of visitation at church prior to the service, 550 Smith Rd, Fremont, OH. Fr. John Blaser will officiate.
Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery, Fremont with Military Honors provided by the American Legion and VFW.
Memorials: Promedica Memorial Hospice and Wounded Warrior Project.
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Monica Hampsher Heath
To Denise and Family, You have my deepest sympathy and prayers..I will miss waving to your Dad when I would go visit my Dad.
Denise, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I watched the video, very nice, the pictures of your mom and dad are just what I remember back in our teenage years we had a lot of fun at your house.. He was always jolly.. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.. You will always have his memories and as time moves forward you will cherish them more than ever.. Sorry I cannot be there but I will be thinking about you.
My sincere condolences to your entire family. It was wonderful having Walt as a neighbor for all these many years. My thoughts and prayers for you all.
Steve & Kathy Burton
Our deepest sympathy to the family. Keeping Walt, Helen and all of you in our thoughts and prayers.
Don and Gloria Snyder
Denise and all of Junior’s family
Our thoughts and prayers are with with all of you in this difficult time. We send our love. Junior was a special man and will be missed all who knew and loved him. Glad I got to know him.
Don and Gloria Snyder
To Denise and all of her family. Don and I are sending our love to you at such a difficult time . You are in our thoughts and prayers. Your dad was a very special person and will be missed by all who knew and loved him. I glad he was a part of our lives
Larry "Butch" Feasel
When a man like Junior passes a hole is left that can never be filled. Although I wasn’t blessed with being able to visit with Junior as often as I would have liked, those moments that I did spend talking and joking will remain as treasured memories. I have the picture of Junior and his “brothers” in uniform in my living room where it can be easily seen. Anyone coming into my home for the first time does not leave without meeting these heroes, beginning with Junior.
BOB & JOYCE
Denise & Bill and Family. So sorry to hear about Walt. Enjoyed the many talks over the years with Walt at Whirlpool. THE GOOD OLD DAYS at Whirlpool. Stopped almost every time I seen him outside or blew the horn. Walt I considered a good friend, and he said it like it really was, like myself. Until we meet again my friend, rest in peace. BOB & JOYCE GOEDICKE. LITTLE RIVER. SC