Justine R. (Brite) Walter
February 21, 1924 – August 7, 2019
Justine R. (Brite) Walter, 95, of Fort Wayne, passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at her home.
Born February 21, 1924 on a farm near Preble, she was the daughter of Julius and Gertrude (Geels) Brite. She graduated from Decatur Catholic High School. Together with her siblings, the Sage Brush Ramblers entertained all across Indiana and Ohio, as well as on WOWO and WLW radio. She was a very gifted and talented musician. She worked for the city of Decatur for six years, until her marriage to Charles Walter in 1949. He preceded her in death in 2006. They were married 56 years, raising eight children. She called square dances with her husband’s band, Charlie Walter and the Trail Riders. She worked part time at Kresge’s Credit Union and Roger’s Market. She also worked for 40 years cleaning several businesses and residential homes, retiring in 2007. She loved the outdoors, her garden, and flowers. She also enjoyed quilting, knitting and crocheting, puzzles, and most of all, playing cards. She was a past member of the Musicians Local #58, Waynedale American Legion #241 Auxiliary, St. Therese Catholic Church, and the Rosary Society. Surviving are her children, Ronald (Judy) Walter, Timothy (Sally) Walter, Ann (Jim) Michell, Michael Walter, Cynthia (Sam) Collins, Dennis (Karen) Walter, Lisa Walter, and Patrick (Margaret) Walter; 19 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; sister, Mariann Selking, and sister in law, Doris Brite. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, John, Roman, and Aloysius; sisters, Frances and Sr. M. Regina; and daughter in law, Lori Walter. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, August 12, 2019 at 10:00 AM at St. Therese Catholic Church, 2304 Lower Huntington Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46819 with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be on Sunday, August 11, 2019 from 2:00 to 6:00 PM at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home For Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46809 with a Rosery Service at 6 PM. Burial will be in Highland Park Cemetery. Preferred memorials in Justine’s memory may be made to Heartland Hospice or to Masses. To leave condolences for the Walter family, please visit www.elzey-patterson-rodakfuneralhome.com.
- Heartland Hospice or Masses
- Visitation Sunday, August 11, 2019
- Rosary Service Sunday, August 11, 2019
- Visitation Monday, August 12, 2019
- Mass of Christian Burial Monday, August 12, 2019
- Final Resting Monday, August 12, 2019
Justine R. (Brite) Walter
Susan and Fox
August 11, 2019
Ron, Tim, Ann, Mike, Cindy, Dennis, Lisa, and Patrick--Our condolonces to you all and your familes. Aunt Justine was a special person, and a special aunt. I remember going to your house as kids, and Aunt Justine would always have food and a meal for all of us, and usually popcorn! Our mom, Joyce, especially enjoyed visiting with her. She always had a smile, and I remember one of her favourite exclamations--Holy Christopher! It makes me smile now.
Sending our thoughts to you all. Love, Susan and Ken
August 9, 2019
The first time I met Justine was when she cleaned the office I work at with her daughter Ann, she introduced herself and then preceded to tell me about the people I was working for. She always made sure my area was clean and ready for working at for the next day. She had an ornery streak too - playing jokes on the owners and always had a great laugh afterwards. May prayers to the family.