Walter F. Mowery, 82, of Decatur, Indiana passed away on Monday, July 8, 2019 at Adams Woodcrest. He was born on February 10, 1937 in Portland, Indiana to the late Charles W. and Naomi J. (Teeple) Mowery. On August 3, 1957 he married Joanne R Braun.
Walt was an Alcohol and Chemical Abuse Counselor.
He served his country as a Sgt. In the United States Marine Corp.
Walt was a member of the St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, it’s Holy Name Society; Knights of Columbus; Adams County Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counsel; I.N.D.E. Drug Counselors Assoc.; National Alcoholic Drug Counselors; Toast Masters International and the American Legion Post #43.
Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Joanne Mowery of Decatur, IN; 1 son, Tracy Mowery of Arlington, TX; 3 daughters, Terri (Frank) Carlo of Witmer Lake, IN; Tammy (Jody) Swaidner of Ft. Wayne, IN; and Toni Mowery of Avilla, IN; 2 sisters, Helen (Bun) Meyer of Decatur, IN and Jean Ketchum of Florida. He also has 6 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by 1 brother, Bill Mowery and 2 sisters, Joan Braun and Claire Brown.
The Visitation will take place on Friday, July 12, 2019 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. with the Rosary being recited at 3:30 p.m. all at Haggard-Sefton-Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church with visitation from 10:00-11:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Father Spenser St. Louis will be officiating. The Military Graveside Service will follow at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the St. Joseph Catholic School, Masses or the Decatur Wrestling Club.