Edmund G. Walther

October 20, 1926November 6, 2018

Edmund G. Walther, age 92 passed away on Tuesday November 6, 2018. Edmund was born October 20, 1926 in Warda, Texas. Edmund was a Naval Veteran and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Houston, TX. Edmund was preceded in death by his first wife Gladys Walther. He is survived by his wife, Helen Newman Walther; daughter Kathryn Poff; and son Charles Walther; brother Clinton Walther; grandchildren; Allison Roesler and her husband Gerrit, Chelsea Walther, Rachel Barton and her husband Drew, Richard Walther, David Walther and Elissa Walther and 2 great-grandchildren. A visitation for Edmund will be held Friday, November 9, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Heights Funeral Home, 1317 Heights Blvd, Houston, Texas 77008. A funeral service will occur Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM, at the Heights Chapel. A committal service will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, 1101 Antoine Dr., Houston, Texas 77055.

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  • Helen Newman Walther, Wife
  • Kathryn Poff, Daughter
  • Charles Walther, Son
  • Clinton Walther, Brother
  • Allison Roesler and her husband Gerrit, Granddaughter
  • Chelsea Walther, Granddaughter
  • Rachel Barton and her husband Drew, Granddaughter
  • Richard Walther, Grandson
  • David Walther, Grandson
  • Elissa Walther, Granddaughter
  • Gladys Walther, Wife
  • 2 Great Grandchildren


  • Visitation Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 10, 2018
  • Commital Service Saturday, November 10, 2018

Edmund G. Walther

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Leonard Lehmann

November 20, 2018

Condolences to the family from Leonard Lehmann (ring bearer in Edmund and Gladys’ wedding) (son of Hermann W. and Ruth Lehmann).

Priscilla King

November 9, 2018

Hi Kathy and Chuck: I wish I could attend your fathers funeral but health issues keep me from doing so. I wanted to give you my condolences. I have a lot of good memories of Uncle Shorty in my childhood and early adulthood. I hope both of you and your families are doing well. Again I’m so sorry for your loss. Should you ever have time please contact me through my e-mail. Love, Priscilla

Brenda Carmean

November 8, 2018

My Father ( Walter C. Schneider) and Uncle Shorty's first wife Gladys were brother & sister and we used to share so many fun memories when I was growing up in Giddings, TX. We used to gather at our grandparents home for Sunday lunches where we would spend hours outside with all our cousins.
We also used to travel to Houston to visit with Uncle Shorty & Aunt Gladys and children Kathryn and Chuck for New Years Eve celebrations in their home. We took some camping trips with them to Colorado and always had fun! Uncle Shorty had a great sense of humor and was always sharing a joke or two about life experiences along the way!
He was a kind man who loved his family and took care of Aunt Gladys when she became ill until her death. I was happy that he found Helen to share his retirement years... he will be missed and I am glad that he no longer has health issues and is safe in his Heavenly home with Christ Jesus!
Brenda (Schneider) Carmean

Betty Walther Pior

November 6, 2018

I never asked where Shorty’s nickname came from. As a child growing up in NW Houston, I remember Shorty’s incredible smile and joyous laugh. He was a positive, happy person when I was growing up. I thought he was a great guy. He had such a gentle disposition that put people at ease. My dad, Frank Walther, was his first cousin. Dad always looked forward to being around Shorty and hearing his stories . As the years passed into their golden years, my dad and Shorty called each other frequently . The cousins always made an effort to call and visit about family and health. I am sad for the family to have lost such a kind matriarch. Heaven is richer with his presence.