Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009
Walter C. Eix, 86, a resident of Fort Wayne, died at 2:59 p. m. on Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He had been in declining health and had been hospitalized for most of the past month.
Mr. Eix was born on May 1, 1923, and spent most of his life in Fort Wayne. He served with the Army during World War II and was married in Fort Wayne on June 7, 1946 to Goldie Moyer.
He had been previously employed at Wayne Pump and at General Electric. He retired from Wayne Home Equipment. In his leisure time he enjoyed his vegetable garden, and growing roses and strawberries. Most importantly he loved and enjoyed his family.
He was a member of the Eel River Baptist Church near Churubusco.
The surviving relatives include the widow Goldie; his children Richard W. (Marsha) Eix, David L. Eix, Stanley A. (Lorrie) Eix, and Laura (Jon) Arvola, all of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. Saturday, June 6, at the Eel River Baptist Church, 11022 Carroll Road, with Pastor Kerry Niman, officiating.
The family will receive friends at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco on Friday from 4 to 8 p. m., or at the church one hour prior to the service.
Interment will be in the Eel River Cemetery, Allen County.
For those who wish, memorials may be directed to Eel River Baptist Church.
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