Alan F. Walter

Hale, Michigan
September 26, 1924 - December 10, 2019


Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM on December 16, 2019 at Trinity Episcopal Church.
Military Honors at 10:45 AM.

Service Location

Trinity Episcopal Church, 100 E Houghton Avenue, West Branch, MI 48661


Funeral Services Monday December 16, 2019 at 11:00 AM.

Obituary Notice

Walter, Alan Forest, of Hale, formerly of Las Vegas, NV, passed away December 10, 2019 at the age of 95. Alan was born in Hamtramck, Michigan to Roland and Florence (Gallagher). He graduated from McKenzie High School in 1942 and then went on to serve our country with the United States Marine Corps during WWII where he was on active duty for 37 months. After being honorably discharged from the service, Alan attended the Michigan College of Mining and Technology (now Michigan Technological University) in Houghton, Michigan and earned a Bachelor Degree of Science in Civil Engineering. He married Bette-Joyce and together they were blessed with their two children, Alan and Judith. Mr. Walter was preceded in death by Bette-Joyce. From 1951 –1965, Alan was involved in various engineering assignments in Michigan. Beginning in 1965, his civilian years were spent in Las Vegas, Nevada, ending with retirement as Chief Engineer for the Las Vegas Valley Water District. Alan was a Nevada Registered Civil Engineer and a Nevada Water Rights Surveyor. During this time he rose to the rank of President of the Colorado River Water Users Association. Alan enjoyed his retirement in Hale and West Branch, Michigan. He was an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church in West Branch. On July 30, 2018; Alan was awarded the WWII Victory Medal, the American Campaign Medal and the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal in West Branch, Michigan by the U.S. House of Representative John Moolenaar (R) –Michigan.He is survived by his children, Alan R. (and Karin) Walter of St. Petersburg, FL,and Judith Pokrywki of Lincoln Park, MI and his Sister,Eleanor Bourgeois of Westland, MI. He was preceded in death by his wife,Marietta (Springgate-Jonas). Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM Monday, December 16, 2019, until the time of service at 11:00 AM at the Trinity Episcopal Church (100 E. Houghton Ave., West Branch, Michigan) with The Reverend Brian Chace officiating. Military Honors will be rendered at 10:45 AM. Mr. Walter will be cremated. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Alan to the Trinity Episcopal Church (100 E. Houghton Ave., P.O. Box 83, West Branch, Michigan, 48661).Arrangements by Buresh Funeral Home –Hale, Michigan (


To the Trinity Episcopal Church, 100 E. Houghton Avenue, P.O. Box 83, West Branch, MI 48661


The 5 Bugay’s love you beyond this world until we see and Grandma again in heaven. Please watch over us. Love you,
Jill, GlennPaul, Lucy, Ava and Logan
— Jill Bugay
I am so very sorry for your loss. Mr. Walter was such a kind, gentle person. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten. My sincere condolences to your family.
— Jody Sellinger
I sure will miss our Monday and Thursday visits! You will be missed and thought of often. Rest In Peace our dear friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Alan and Judy.
— Jeff & Sue

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