Walter Heitkamp, 77, of Mesa, AZ, formerly of Payne passed away Tuesday, December 2, 2014 in Phoenix.
Walter was born in Fort Recovery, on November 15, 1937, a son of the late Veronica (Dues) and William Heitkamp.
He was a 1955 graduate of Fort Recovery High School; a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, the Knights of Columbus and the Adams Twp. Fire Dept. from 1968-1973. Walter worked at Fort Wayne Newspapers as a composing room machinist for 18 years then with Linotype Div. of Heidelberg USA. He retired Dec. 31, 1999 after 20 years of service, but loved farming with the Yearling Family for 46 years. In Mesa, AZ he worked part time at Home Depot and volunteered at Mount Vista Hospital.
On June 22, 1957 he married Virginia Barth.
Walter will be sadly missed by his wife, Virginia of Mesa, AZ; children Kim (Mark) Goodspeed of New Haven, IN, Ruth (Steve) Woods of Monroeville, IN & David (Sonya) of Mesa; sisters-in-law, Pat (the late Ned) Kuhn of Minster, Doorothy (Warren) Musser of Lima, Judy Williams of Illinois & Susan Sayer of New Jersey; 5 grandchildren & 2 great grandsons.
He was also preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Richard Barth.
Viewing is Wednesday, 5 to 7:30 pm, with the rosary recited at 7:30 pm at Dooley Funeral Home, Payne, where viewing is also, Thursday, 9-9:30 am.
Funeral Mass at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Payne, at 10 am on Thursday, December 11th.
He will be laid to rest at St John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials are for Masses.
Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com