Walter Burchard Neidert
June 16, 1920 – July 2, 2018
Walter Burchard Neidert died peacefully on July 2, 2018 in Houston. He was born June 16, 1920 in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas to Otto Neidert and Josephine Burchard Neidert. He was the oldest of 7 children. His younger two siblings, Marjorie and Paul survive him. He graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He married Helen Galwith July 18, 1942, who predeceased him in 2003. He was also pre-deceased by his son Mark in 2004. He served in the Navy during World War II on the U.S.S. Enterprise.
He held various engineering and supervisory positions in refining and gas processing during his career in Bartlesville, Oklahoma; San Roque, Venezuela; Winnie, Texas and finally in Houston, Texas, starting in 1964. He was a registered member of Boy Scouts of America for over 50 years, earning the rank of Eagle as a youth and receiving the Silver Beaver Award as an adult. He served as a Scoutmaster at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church, where he was a member since 1964. He is survived by his three daughters, Susan (Steve), Laura (Robert), and Lisa, 5 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, and 5 step-great grandchildren.
Many thanks to all the caring staff at The Treemont and Senior Allegiance for Walter’s care over the past 5 ½ years. Memorial contributions can be made to Memorial Drive United Methodist Church, Habitat for Humanity, Sam Houston Area Council (Boy Scouts of America), or West Houston Assistance Ministries
A memorial service to be announced at a later date.