Zeno H Walther

January 16, 1960March 2, 2019

Zeno H. Walther was born on January 16, 1960 in Hazel Crest, Illinois to Lucy and Zeno A. Walther. Zeno passed away on March 2, 2019 in Fort Smith, AR after bravely fighting cancer. Zeno will be lovingly remembered by his devoted wife of 19 years, Lorinda Walther of Fort Smith, AR; 2 daughters, Miko Morris of Oklahoma City, OK and Emilia Coffman of Sallisaw, OK; 1 son, Zeno Walther “Little Zeno” of Florida; 3 granddaughters, Hailey and Kendall Morris and Jade Coffman; 1 grandson, Kiowa Coffman; niece Brittany Buness of Juneau, AK; niece Leslie Thomas and nephew Preston Thomas of Lavaca, AR. He is also survived by his beloved sister, Linda Ballou of Bentonville, AR and his work family. He lived most of his younger years and spoke often of his time spent in Juneau, Alaska. In 1998 he moved to Fort Smith, shortly after he met and married his true love, Lorinda. Zeno was an adventurer. His travels in work and play took him all across the world; from the frozen tundra of Alaska and Antarctic to the desert of Iraq. Along the way he received numerous accolades and awards for his devotion and dedication to the many work projects he developed and oversaw. His work ethic was one of a kind and truly admired. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at Fentress Mortuary located at 1805 North A, Fort Smith, AR. All friends and family are welcome. Flowers can be sent to Fentress Mortuary. A funeral service in memory of Zeno will be held on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 11:00 am, at First Southern Baptist Church located at 12 West Central Ave. Central City, AR with Pastor Russ Tyler officiating To sign the online guest book please visit


  • Lucy Walther, Mother
  • Zeno A. Walther, Father
  • Lorinda Walther, Wife of 19 years
  • Miko Morris, Daughter
  • Emilia Coffman, Daughter
  • Zeno Walther "Little Zeno", Son
  • Hailey Morris, Granddaughter
  • Kendall Morris, Granddaughter
  • Jade Coffman, Granddaughter
  • Kiowa Coffman, Grandson
  • Brittany Buness, Niece
  • Leslie Thomas, Niece
  • Preston Thomas, Nephew
  • Linda Ballou, Sister
  • His work family


  • Visitation Tuesday, March 5, 2019
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Zeno H Walther

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Betsy Brenneman

March 11, 2019

I wanted to convey my condolences to Zeno's sister Linda, my work colleague at KTOO television in Juneau, AK many years ago. I'm sorry for the loss of your brother, Linda and it was nice to see you called his "beloved sister" in the obituary. I was so pleased to know where you are living. since I had lost track of you and I wasn't sure if you were still in Arkansas. It would be great to catch up a little. I'm still in Juneau and in case my email doesn't show up with this note it's Please accept my sympathy and know that I often think of you and all those days pondering over the program schedule. Like your brother, you were a hard worker and were such a great asset to the station.
Best wishes,
Betsy Brenneman

Tony Stoinich

March 7, 2019

One of my truest friend.... Zeno and I had so so many experiences together. I considered him of only a true friend. I could go on and on about our adventures and experiences.... truly a loving and powerful friend. I will always remember you my friend as someone who had a great influence in my life.... love ya buddy... see you on the other side...... love , Tony

Rorie Watt

March 6, 2019

I worked with Zeno in the 90's in Juneau, Alaska. He had a ton of enthusiasm and really worked hard to protect our drinking water system, treated it like his own. It was a long time ago, but I can still hear him saying "don't touch my valves!" He was serious, hard working and funny. We need more of that in this world. All the best to the family.

Rorie Watt, City Manager, Juneau Alaska

Wayne Robbins

March 4, 2019

Zeno worked for me @ the City of Fayetteville for a short time right before I retired. He was a good water guy and had a lot of knowledge in the business. Zeno was always @ work and would work around the clock. I’m very glad that I got to spend some time with him. He will be missed by all.