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Katharine “Kathy” Faye Walter

Posted November 19, 2013 in Obituaries, Urbandale

February 18, 1942 – November 15, 2013

Kathy Walter

Kathy Walter

Katharine Faye Walter, aged 71, died Friday November 15, 2013, at the Kavanagh Hospice House in Des Moines after a short battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 19, at Immanuel United Methodist Church in Des Moines. Burial will follow at Glendale Cemetery.

Kathy was the daughter of Edward and Edna (Koch) Stoecker born February 18, 1942, on the family farm near Rockford, Iowa. She graduated from Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock and attended AIB college of business where she received an associate degree. Kathy was married to Larry Walter August 2, 1964. This union was blessed with two daughters.

Kathy spent many years in the insurance industry which included; Continental Western Life, Hawkeye National Life, Preferred Risk-Guide One, and finally retiring from Homesteaders Life. Kathy and Larry recently enjoyed winters in Arizona near her brother Larry and his wife, Mary.

Kathy liked to go antiquing, gardening, baking, and helping out on her daughter and son-in-laws alpaca farm near Maxwell. She cared for and participated in many of the grandchildren’s school events.

Kathy was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers Robert and Carlisle, and a sister-in-law Mary Louise Stoecker. She is survived by her husband Larry, two daughters Michelle (Christian) Davies and Deanna Ballentine; two grandsons Brennon and Braxton Ballentine; brother Larry (Mary) Stoecker, sister-in-law Rita Stoecker and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Monday at Iles-Westover Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations to HCI Care Services or Immanual United Methodist church are welcome. Online condolences may be made at


Information provided by:
Iles Funeral Homes
Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA 50322

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