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Arlen LeRoy “Bucky” Walters

Arlen LeRoy "Bucky" Walters

WALTERS

Arlen LeRoy “Bucky” Walters, 88, of Sparta, IL; born on February 13, 1935 in Young Hickory Township, IL, the son of Bernard and Bertha (Kinzer) Walters; passed away on Monday, October 23, 2023 at home.

Bucky served in the United States Army from 1957 to 1963.  He was always very athletic.  During his time in the service, Bucky played baseball in Germany.  He enjoyed watching his grandkids play sports over the years.  If the Cubs were playing baseball, you could almost guarantee he had them on the television.  Bucky was also an avid fisherman and hunter.

He is survived by his loving wife – Rose (Semande) Walters to whom he married on August 12, 1960 in Avon, IL; two children – Tina (Jim) Hillyard of Walsh, IL and Todd Walters of St. Louis, MO; three grandchildren – Lyndsey (Tom) Tegethoff of St. Louis, MO, Jake Walters of St. Louis, MO and Payton Walters of St. Louis, MO; four great grandchildren – Ben, Matthew, Joey, and Kate Tegethoff; other relatives and friends.

Bucky was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard Miller and Bertha Aldine (Kinzer) Walters.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Lincoln Cardinals Athletic Association

Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.heilschuessler.com.

The Visitation will be held at First United Methodist Church in Sparta, IL on Thursday, October 26, 2023 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Friday, October 27, 2023 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.  Funeral Services will begin on Friday at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Leslie Chalupny officiating.  Interment will take place at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO at a later date.

Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements

 

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  1. Earle Brown says:

    In many people’s minds, including me, Bucky was the best all around athlete to graduate from Valley high school. He excelled in All sports and encouraged many of us to follow his outstanding example! RIP SIR!

  2. Jayne Johnson says:

    Dear Rose, Tina, Todd and family,

    Sending my heartfelt condolences to you all!

    I have so many great memories of time spent with Bucky!

    Know that you are all close in my prayers at this said time.

    Jayne Chatterton Johnson

  3. Rhonda J Munson says:

    So sorry for your loss I will always remember how Bucky an Rose helped us get to know the Fairview community when we moved to Fairview the summer of 72
    Rose Todd Tina you will be in our thoughts and prayers

    Dale and Rhonda Reeder Munson

  4. Laura Fisher says:

    So sorry for ur loss my thoughts and prayers to ya all ??

  5. So sorry to hear of Buck’s passing. We’ve lived in 2 neighborhoods with him and Rose. Rest in Peace. Our condolences to the family.

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  1. So sorry to hear of Buck’s passing. We’ve lived in 2 neighborhoods with him and Rose. Rest in Peace. Our condolences to the family.

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  2. So sorry for ur loss my thoughts and prayers to ya all ??

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  3. So sorry for your loss I will always remember how Bucky an Rose helped us get to know the Fairview community when we moved to Fairview the summer of 72
    Rose Todd Tina you will be in our thoughts and prayers

    Dale and Rhonda Reeder Munson

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  4. Dear Rose, Tina, Todd and family,

    Sending my heartfelt condolences to you all!

    I have so many great memories of time spent with Bucky!

    Know that you are all close in my prayers at this said time.

    Jayne Chatterton Johnson

    Reply
  5. In many people’s minds, including me, Bucky was the best all around athlete to graduate from Valley high school. He excelled in All sports and encouraged many of us to follow his outstanding example! RIP SIR!

    Reply

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