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Walter Sellers
October 5, 1923 - April 25, 2021

Walter Sellers, 97, of Oelwein passed away Sunday April 25, 2021 at MercyOne Medical Center in Oelwein.  Visitation will be from 10:00-11:30 AM on Friday April 30, 2021 at the Geilenfeld-Buehner Funeral Home in Oelwein.  Interment will then follow at Grandview Cemetery in Fayette.  For condolences, please visit www.geilenfeldfh.com.

 Due to state and federal guidelines on gatherings regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing is required.  Those in attendance are required to wear a mask.

Walter was born on October 5, 1923 in What Cheer, Iowa the son of Addison and Mary (Nicholson) Sellers.  He grew up in Southern Iowa for a short time then moved to Waterloo and then to the Fayette area.  On December 3, 1943 he was united in marriage to Anna Mae Fauser in Oelwein, Iowa. 

On July 25, 1944 Walter entered the Army in the Army Signal Corps.  After training he served in the Pacific in 1945.  He was awarded the Victory Medal, Army of Occupation Medal-Japan, Good Conduct Medal, Meritorious Unit Award & Star.  He returned to the United States in August, 1946 and discharged the same month with a rank of Technician Fifth Grade.  He served 24 months 21 days. 

After service Walter worked at the family service station in Maynard for a short time then moved to Oelwein and went to work at Montgomery Wards and later was employed at Donaldson’s until his retirement. 

Walter enjoyed music and making Mandolins and repairing other string instruments.  Walter was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

Walter is survived by two sons, Dennis (Anne) Sellers of Fayette, Iowa, Daryl (Jane) Sellers of Cedar Falls, Iowa, three grandsons, a granddaughter, six great grandsons, and one great granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Ellen Sellers, wife and two grandsons.

 

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Karen Gates on April 30, 2021 at 8:50 AM said:

So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Jerry Mundt on April 28, 2021 at 12:27 PM said:

Sorry for your loss, my sympathy for your family.
Anonymous on April 28, 2021 at 9:08 AM said:

My sincere condolences go to all families of Walt.Vern and I enjoyed visiting with Walt and Anna Mae when we would take trips to Iowa.He was very knowledgeable about things, and he took care of Anna Mae in her last years. I remember he was quite tall. My youngest is also quite tall. We enjoyed sharing our stories. He was a great man and he and Vern have a lot of "catching up" to do. My heart and prayers go to the families.
Larry/Kathy Fettkether on April 26, 2021 at 4:06 PM said:

Our deepest sympathies being sent to the entire family.
Craig Rohrick on April 26, 2021 at 12:16 PM said:

Sorry for your loss Daryl. Prayers and thoughts of comfort for you and the family.
Craig Rohrick on April 26, 2021 at 12:15 PM said:

Sorry for your loss Daryl. Prayers and thoughts of comfort for you and the family.
Terri Fauser Kauten on April 26, 2021 at 10:12 AM said:

My condolences go out to the entire family! Walter was such a kind person. He attended the Fauser Family Reunion's quite often so I got to see him at least once a year. He attended our last reunion, and he always made sure he said to everyone.

I pray that all the great memories you have of him gets you through the rough days ahead!

He will be missed by many. May you rest in peace Walter.
Hug and love to the family.

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