Walter Edward Ammerman Jr.

June 8, 1939September 16, 2012

Walter “Bud” E. Ammerman, Jr., age 73 of Albion formerly of Lansing passed away Sunday, September 16, 2012. He was born in 1939 to Walter and Gladys Ammerman Sr. in Lansing, Michigan. He married Sally Louise Patrick at the Chapel on the base at The Marine Corp Landing Force Development Center in Quanitco, VA on February 18, 1961 (where they both were Marines) and as Corporals they shared 51 years of memories.

Walter graduated from the January 1957 Class of Eastern High School in Lansing, Michigan. Bud was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp. serving in Japan. Bud worked for many years at National Cash Register in Harrisburg, PA while living in Mechanicsburg and Newport, PA prior to moving to Albion. Walt was the President and Founder of Spindle Grinding Service, Inc in Albion founding it in 1982 working at it for the past 30 years. He was a member of the Mechanicsburg, PA V.F.W. Post#6704, long time member of Lansing Aerie #1039 F.O.E and a member of Albion First United Methodist Church since 1975; and also a member of the Albion Forks Senior Center.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years Sally Louise Patrick; daughter Virgie Moryle Ammerman; son Walter “Wally” (Jennifer) Ammerman III; grandchildren Hannah Elizabeth Ammerman, Molly Kathryn Moryle Warner, Christopher (Cassie) Glenn Friedrick, Jonathon David Warner; great grandchildren Addisyn and Gabryella Friedrick; sister Marsha “Marti” Clark (Tom) of Dewitt; step-sister Annetta “Ann” Luznak of St. Johns; Step-brother Jerry Lynn (Jayne) Steffy of Sun City, AZ; Too many Nieces and Nephews that were special to him to mention; sisters-in-law Patty (Patrick) Gordon of Mechanicsburg, PA, Kathy (Patrick) Howarth of Middletown, PA, Ruth Patrick of Mechanicsburg, PA; brothers-in-law George Patrick, Don (Donna) Phillips. His dog “Girl”; dearest friends from the Marine Corp. Les (Nancy) Farmer of Pennsylvania, Al Agamite from Wisconsin and John Nickander from Washington. Bud was preceded in death by his Mother Gladys Moryle Ammerman, his father Walter E. Ammerman Sr.; his sister Merlene Moryle Phillips; step-mother Wanda Ammerman and brothers-in-law Gary Patrick and John Patrick.

Bud’s body is being donated to science. At a later date his remains will be split between Fort Custer National Cemetery in Battle Creek and Chain of Lakes at the Waffle Farm Campground in Coldwater. Bud and Sally spent many summers together at the Campground and lifelong friends there will miss him along with neighbors from Amberton Village in Albion as he and Sally have lived there for over 36 years. He was also noted as a Master of telling jokes.

Visitation for family and friends will be Thursday, September 20, 2012 from 2:00-4:00P.M. and 6:00-8:00P.M and Friday September 21, 2012 from 10:00 A.M until 11:00 A.M. at the J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion, Michigan 49224 A Memorial Service will be held Friday, September 21, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at the Funeral Home with Pastor Jeremy Williams officiating.

Assistance with Memorial Contributions to: First United Methodist Church of Albion Or Donor’s Choice is available at the funeral home.


  • Memorial Service Friday, September 21, 2012

Walter Edward Ammerman Jr.

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Marcia King

September 21, 2012

Sally I am so sorry to hear of your husband's passing. You are in my prayers may God Bless you and your family.
Marcia King (ABWA)

Steve Mosconi

September 20, 2012

To the Ammerman family. During my time working for Walt, I learned what a caring person he was and what a kind and wonderful family the Ammerman's are.He will be truly missed. Our thoughts are with all the family.
Steve & Barb Mosconi

September 20, 2012

Sally,Please know that our prayers and thoughts are with you and the family. God's Blessings Paul,Jan Hedgcock and family.

Jennifer Franssen

September 20, 2012

So sorry to read of your loss Walt. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless, and may your Dad rest in peace.

Jack C

September 19, 2012

You will be truly missed on the Practical Machinist web site, as well in the industrial world. May God watch over your family and help during this great loss.

Rest in Peace my friend

Jack C.

September 19, 2012

Sally, our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.
Dwight and Sharon Crall

September 19, 2012

Virgie so sorry for your loss know how close you were to your Dad cherish the memories for they will help get you through the ruff times. God Bless thinking of all of you. Love Connie & Doc

Edward Sobie, Jr

September 19, 2012

My heart felt sympathy goes out to all the family and friends during this difficult time. GOD Bless.

September 18, 2012

Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Getting past this will be a very hard task for me. I still expect to see both of your smiling faces when I arrive at the lake. We are here to help you Sally.
Dale and Joan Summers and Family