Walter A. Dautenhahn, 80, of Marshall, died Monday, July 7, 2008, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 11, 2008, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Marshall, with Rev. Douglas A. Dubisar officiating. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Burial with military rites will be in Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Marshall. Pallbearers will be Tim Dautenhahn, Tom Dautenhahn, John Dautenhahn, Fred Dautenhahn, Jim Dautenhahn and Danny Lair. Memorials may be made to Fitzgibbon Cancer Center. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born May 31, 1928, in Valley Park, he was the son of the late Walter Fred Dautenhahn and Anna Marie Boenker Dautenhahn. On Sept. 25, 1949, he married Wilma Faye Kleinschmidt, who survives of the home. He had lived in Marshall since 1949, moving from DeSoto, and was owner and operator of Dautenhahn Construction Company. He had served over 20 years in the Missouri Army National Guard, retiring as first lieutenant. He was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. He was a charter member of Marshall Optimist Club, holding numerous local and state positions, and was an umpire for 30 years for the Optimist Little League Baseball. He loved hunting and fishing.
Additional survivors include three daughters, Faye Meyer and her husband, Bill, of Marys Home, Vickie Dametz and her husband, Larry, of Marshall and Judy Gayle Dautenhahn of St. Charles; one daughter-in-law, Susan Dautenhahn of Marshall; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; his brothers and sisters, Tim Dautenhahn of Slidell, La., Anna Rila of Franklin, Pa., Tom Dautenhahn of Lima, Ohio, Rev. John Dautenhahn of Osage Beach, Mary Gehlert of Belle, Johanna Eichelberger of Marshall, Naomi Johnson of Belle, Helen Griffith of rural Nelson, Fred Dautenhahn of Vichy and Jim Dautenhahn of White Plains, Md.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Wally Dautenhahn, and one brother, David Dautenhahn.
Additional information provided per family recompense.