Joseph "Joe" Daniel Walther

March 7, 1923March 15, 2014
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Joseph Daniel Walther, “Joe”, age 91, passed away on March 15, 2014 in Austin, Texas. Joe was born on March 7, 1923 in Dallas, Texas, to Leota Goodbar Walther and Albert Daniel Walther. Joe graduated from Adamson High School in Dallas in 1940. Joe received his bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Southern Methodist University in 1950, followed by masters degree in 1963, followed by a Master of Science degree in research and development from Florida State University in 1966. Joe joined the United States Air Corps on Dec. 7, 1942, serving his country for 28 years until he retired with honors in 1970. Joe flew over 24 missions during WW II, including dropping food to the starving people of Holland. He also served in the Korean and Vietnam wars. Joe flew with the “Antique Airlines” (Old men and old planes). After retirement from the U.S. Air Force, Joe obtained his Texas Professional Engineering license in 1980 and worked as a civil engineer for the City of Austin until 1999. Joe was an adventurist who loved to travel. He loved his family and friends. His witty striking influence along with the sparkle in his eyes will always be with those who were lucky enough to be around him. Joe is survived by his wife of over 67 years, Gloria; daughter Lynn Dial of Providence, Texas ; sons Daniel (wife Julie) of Round Rock, Texas, Michael (wife Jeanne) of Vero Beach, Florida and Patrick (wife Michele), of Vero Beach, Florida; eleven grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren; sister Mary Reynolds of Tyler, Texas; sisters in law, Bernice Stolle and husband Richard, and Mary Piland, and a multitude of nieces and nephews. A viewing and rosary service will be held on Thursday March 20th from 6-8pm at Cook Walden Funeral Home, 6100 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas. A memorable service will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 5909 Reicher Drive, Austin, TX on Friday March 21st at 11 am. In Lieu of flowers, and if desired, donations in Joe's name may be made to “Circle of Friends”, 3901 Shoal Creek, Austin, Texas; or Mike's Place (Meals on Wheels and More), 3227 E. 5th ST., Austin, Texas; or Sacred Heart Church. Words of comfort may be left for the family at


  • Visitation Thursday, March 20, 2014
  • Funeral Mass Friday, March 21, 2014
  • Rosary Service Thursday, March 20, 2014

Joseph "Joe" Daniel Walther

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March 24, 2014

Gloria and Lynn, Though I wasn't around Joe often, it was clear what a special person he was and how very much he loved his family and friends. He will stay alive in peoples minds and hearts. Cyndi Pasadeos

Judy & Charlie Salerno

March 23, 2014

Our prayers are with you and your family, Gloria. May you find comfort in all your happy memories.
Judy and Charlie Salerno

Gary Lykins

March 23, 2014

Was always gresat to see Glorai and Joe walking on the street-Joe always made you feel like you were special to him always glad to see you- we will miss his great smile he had- Gloria Sharon and I have had Pneumonia and Bronchitis for three weeks and havent close to see you because of it- but we will visit you later after we get over this stuff- your neighbors at 2006 Sunny Brook Dr- may God comfort you with lots for good memroies as only He can- Gary and Sharon Lykins

Pat Scott

March 20, 2014

I liked being able to help Joe with his computer. He took such pleasure in printing off family photos sent to him in email... He was a sweet and pleasant man. My prayers are with you all....

March 20, 2014

You have been in my thoughts and prayers for several weeks. Joe will be missed by all. So sorry for your loss. Dorothy Carey

Nancy Schumann

March 20, 2014

I miss Joe at Circle of Friends. I liked to keep him on the right page during our song time and he enjoyed whistling the tunes. I send my deepest sympathy to the family.

Urszula Knight

March 18, 2014

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

March 18, 2014

We send our deepest sympathies and we are keeping you all in our prayers and thoughts.

Carter Associates, Inc. (Vero Beach, FL)

theresa kengle

March 17, 2014

we are so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you always