AMBOY - Byron C. Walter, 79, of Amboy, died July 12, 2017 at his home.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 3-7 p.m. on Friday, July 14 and from 9:30-11 a.m. on Saturday, July 15 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Amboy. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on July 15 at the church with Pastor Barbara Otten officiating. Arrangements were handled by Chapel Hill Funeral Home, Dixon.
Byron was born April 20, 1938 in Wellend to Elmer and Gladys (Schlesinger) Walter. He married Marilyn Montavon on July 15, 1961 in Walton.
Survivors include his wife of Amboy; three sons, Kirk Walter of Amboy, Kent (Javier) Walter of Aberdeen, Scotland and Kyle (Barbi) Walter of Sherman; one sister-in-law, Phyllis Walter of Amboy; seven grandchildren, Adam Walter of Harmon, Nathan Walter of Dixon, Kerstin Moore of Sherman, Zachary Walter of Sherman, Molly Walter of Sherman, Jake Walter-Chiaraluce of Aberdeen, Scotland and Liam Walter-Chiaraluce of Aberdeen, Scotland; and three great-grandchildren, Dawson Moore, Raelyn Moore and Logan Walter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and one brother, Clifford Walter.
Byron worked most of his life as a farmer and later became a security guard at the Byron Nuclear Plant. He was a member of the Amboy High School Clipper Backers and was president for four years. He was also a member of the Amboy Booster Club. He enjoyed bowling, playing cards with his grandchildren and dancing with his wife.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to Hospice Care of America in Rockford.