Walter Emmanuel Blackwell , 76, of Warsaw, Indiana, died on 2/17/2010 at 10:00pm at Mason Heath & Rehab - Warsaw, IN. He was born on October 15, 1933 in Rittman, Ohio.
Walter Emmanuel Blackwell. 76 years old, loving husband and father was born to Walter E Blackwell, Sr and Agnes Blackwell. He was a 1955 graduate of Grace College, Winona Lake, IN. He married Velma Rae Reasinger in 1954, who survives him. There is a younger brother, Thomas Blackwell, who resides in Lakeland, FL.
Also surviving are five children: Sharon Wilhite, David Blackwell (and wife Cathy) of Warsaw, IN; Stephenie Charles of Winona Lake, IN; John Blackwell (and wife Kelly) of Warsaw, IN; and Diana Williams of Fort Wayne, IN. There are eight grand children and two great grandchildren.
Walter retired from R.R Donnelley & Sons, Warsaw, IN where he was employed for over 25 years. He was a member of the Church of The Brethren, an avid reader, outdoorsman and sportsman. A hard driven man with a heart of gold, he touched the lives of all who were blessed to know him. Walter will be missed but not forgotten. He left this world on Wednesday Feb. 17, 2010 to be with our Lord and Savior in heaven.
Calling will be at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Home, Warsaw, on Monday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and 1 hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Services will be Tuesday at 11:00 am, Pastor Glen Byers officiating.
Services will be held at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel - Warsaw on Tuesday, February 22, 2010 at 11:00 am. Calling hours will be 5-8 pm amd 1 hour prior to the funeral service on Monday, February 21, 2010. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery - Warsaw, IN.
McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel - Warsaw is in charge of arrangements.