January 24, 1927September 8, 2010

Walter Joseph Harmeier, 83, passed away September 8th after a long illness. He is preceded in death by his brother, Albert Harmeier and son James Francis Harmeier Sr.. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Evelyn, six children Meg Harmeier, Mary Harmeier, Jack Harmeier, Jo Harmeier Gilbert, husband Blair, Terry Harmeier Forsythe, husband Greg, Tom Harmeier wife Natalie and daughter in law, Laura Harmeier. He is also survived by his sixteen grandchildren: Jim, Adam, Nathan, Nick, Anna, Chip, Matt, Andrew, Liz, Nicole, Kristen, Lauren, Thomas, John, Paul, Sara Claire and nine great grandchildren: Susan, Savannah, Laura, Cole, Heather, Paige, Grace, Luke and Tyler. He leaves behind his 6 brothers and sisters: Mary Mackey, Grace Spencer, Margaret McCafferty, Ann Trier, Dick Harmeier and Bob Harmeier. Walter was a communicant at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Cordova. He served in the Navy Forces during WW II and the Korean War. He was nicknamed the “Candy Man” because of his long and stellar career as a confection broker. Walter was a loving and caring man who enjoyed spending time with his family and gave of himself unconditionally. He was athletic, loved the outdoors, and lived life to its fullest. He will be remembered as a man of character, integrity and true grit! Visitation will be held Sunday from 2-4 pm with the Rosary at 3:00 at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens. The funeral will be Monday, September 13 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church at 10 a.m. with burial in Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Madonna Learning Center, LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center and St. Agnes Academy.


  • Funeral Service Monday, September 13, 2010
  • Visitation Sunday, September 12, 2010


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Lynn Laue

September 15, 2010

Terry, Mary ... and all the Harmeier family ... may God be with you during this difficult time. I can tell what a great man Mr. Harmeier must have been by the wonderful family he created. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Avis Roby

September 14, 2010

Please accept my deepest sympathy. In time God will heal your pain.

September 13, 2010

Please accept our deepest sympathy

James McCullough and family

renee baldwin

September 12, 2010

i'm so sorry for your loss may god bless u & your family renee baldwin & family

Mimi Bell

September 12, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Sarah, Alllen & Johnny Anthony

September 12, 2010

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

September 11, 2010

We will always remember his wonderful smile and friendly manner. You are a special family to us. With love and deepest sympathy, Danita and Drenda

September 11, 2010

Dear Aunt Tiny and my Memphis Cousins,

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm sure the void you feel is beyond words.

Please know we are thinking of you and praying that God provides you with the strength and support you'll need as you process through your loss.

Love to you all.

Sue Mackey

renee baldwin

September 11, 2010

the harneier family i'm sorry for your loss i will be praying for u all love renee baldwin memphis tn

Paul,Mary Jo, Nick and Maggie

September 11, 2010

Aunt Tiny and family,
Our hearts,thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time. May you find peace and strength in the Lord knowing that Uncle Walt is at peace.