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De Soto, Missouri

Native De Sotoan Formerly Operated Orchard on Rt. E

Searcy, Ark.- A private funeral was held here Friday, April 1, for De Soto native Albert E. Walther, who passed away in a local nursing home after an illness of several years. Burial was in Kenton, Okla.

Born at De Soto Feb. 8, 1878. Mr. Walther was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Walther. He was married to Miss Lillian Warrington, who died in 1949. They had one child, a son.

Mr. Walther moved to Searcy six years ago to make his home with his son, R. Rupert Walther, and family. He had been in a nursing home more than three years.

Other survivors are a sister, Mrs. I.L. Mason, Los Angeles and a number of nieces and nephews.

The service was conducted by the Rev. Albert Kissling, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, in a chapel of local funeral home.

Remembered here as Dr. A.E. Walther, he was a chiropractor. His farm home on Route E. was the location of extensive fruit and berry production and was long known as Walther Orchard.

Dr. Walther was a brother of the late Theodore Walther, whose widow gave Walther Park to De Soto three years before her death last fall.

His daughter-in-law, Mrs. Rupert Walther, is the former Jeanette Montgomery, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O.C. Montgomery, De Soto.

Interment at Keyon was beside the grave of his wife.