The death of Very Rev. Msgr. Louis F. Walter, 63, a native of Wilkes-Barre, occurred this morning (26 April 1965) at 12:15 in Mercy Hospital, Toledo, Ohio. He was the pastor of St. Wendelin's Roman Catholic Church, Fostoria, Ohio.
Born in Wilkes-Barre on January 15, 1902, Monsignor Walter was a son of the late Jacob H. Walter and Mathilda Schappert Walter. He was graduated from St. Nicholas Parochial School, city, and studied for the priesthood at the Pontifical College Josephinum, Worthington, Ohio. He was ordained to the Priesthood June 2, 1928 by the late Cardinal Stritch in Columbus, Ohio.
Upon his ordination, he was appointed assistant pastor of St. Mary's Church, Sandusky, Ohio. He later served as pastor of St. Michael's Church, Put-In-Bay, Ohio, and St. Casimir's Church at Wauseon, Ohio. In 1959, he was appointed pastor of St. Wendelin's Church.
In January, 1964, he was elevated by Pope Paul VI to the rank of Papal Chamberlin with the title of Very Reverend Monsignor and was invested in the Holy Robes on March 16, 1964, in Rosary Cathedral, Toledo, Ohio, by His Excellency Bishop George Rehring.
Monsignor Walter is survived by three brothers, Edward J. and Frederick C., both of Wilkes-Barre, and Joseph J., a member of the Kingston Police Department; five sisters, Mrs. Regina Fischer of Weston, Ohio; Mrs. Mary Everhart, Hatboro; Mrs. Kathleen Brady, Wilkes-Barre; Miss Alberta Walter, Washington, D.C.; and Mrs. Ruth Dwyer, Scranton. Several nieces and nephews also survive. A brother, Paul, of Berlin, Conn., died on January 10,