Walter Brownie Stimatze passed away on Friday, June 24, 2022 at the Herington Hospital in Herington, Kansas at the age of 71. He was born on May 27, 1951 in the Donohue Memorial Hospital in Syracuse, Kansas, the son of Melvin Elmer Stimatze and Maxine Marie (Barclay) Stimatze.
He attended Syracuse High School and later moved to Pratt and attended Skyland High School and graduated in 1970. He began his military duty in 1971 with the United States Army for two years and was in the reserves until 1977. He returned to Syracuse where he worked at the City of Syracuse, Syracuse Coop as a Bulk Truck driver, and later worked at the Hamilton County Road Department as a grader operator. On April 16, 1983 he married Melinda JoAnn McDaneld in Syracuse and they made their home in Syracuse. To this union two children were born, John, Melissa, and a daughter from another marriage Stacey. He enjoyed living in Syracuse and resided there until his passing.
Walter was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Syracuse VFW both of Syracuse. Was a member of the NRA, and a AARP Member. He enjoyed hunter education for a number of years, shooting sports, hunting, bowling, 4-H, camping, fishing, but his greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin Elmer Stimatze, his mother, Maxine Marie (Barclay) Stimatze, and his brother - Conway John Stimatze.
He is survived by his wife, Melinda JoAnn (McDaneld) Stimatze of Syracuse, KS, Son - John (& wife Bridgette) Stimatze of Gardner, KS, Two Daughters - Melissa Stimatze & Dwayne Macrae of Herington, KS, Stacey Stimatze of Colorado; Two Grandchildren- ReAnn Rose Martinez, Donovan Lee Macrae. And one on the way.
Graveside Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 10:00 AM (MDT) at the Syracuse Cemetery in, Syracuse, KS.
In Lieu of Flowers memorial contributions may be payable to the Fellers Funeral Home LLC (To Be Used For Funeral Expenses), and sent in care of Fellers Funeral Home & LLC, P.O. Box 1253, Syracuse, KS 67878. 620-384-5100
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Vernon, mom to seven kids, grandmother to ten, is a busy woman. She does bookkeeping from her home, serves as lay leader at her church, and is on the Hamilton County Food Pantry Board as well as the Hamilton County Research and Extension Executive Board.
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