Dick L. Walters

September 30, 2017

Dick L. Walters, 83, of Frankfort, passed away at home surrounded by family on Saturday, September 30, 2017, following a courageous battle with cancer.  He was born in 1933 to Ernest & Wilma (Denney) Walters in Wabash, Ind.

Dick was a 1951 graduate of South Whitley High School.  He earned his bachelor’s degree from Indiana Central College and his master’s degree from Ball State Teachers College.  He met his wife of 61 years, Nancy Rosalie Walters, while a student at Indiana Central and they were married on June 30, 1956.

Dick served in the Indiana National Guard from 1959-1963.  Dick and Rosie made their home in Clinton County, Ind., where Dick was a high school teacher for 43 years.  He taught at Forest High School from 1956-1960, then at Clinton Central High School from 1961 until his retirement in 1999.  He was head of the business department and senior sponsor while at Clinton Central. Dick was a wonderful, kind and caring man who made a difference in so many lives.

Dick enjoyed being involved with the Frankfort Library and the Garden Club.  But most of all, Dick enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.  He especially cherished the annual family beach vacations and his family will always hold those memories in their hearts.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 3-6 p.m. Friday, October 6, 2017 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Memorial services will begin at 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Frankfort Library Gardens, 208 W. Clinton St., Frankfort, IN, 46041.

Survived by:

Wife: Nancy Rosalie Walters of Frankfort, Son: Jay (Jenny) Walters of Noblesville, Daughter: Pamela (Mark) Samide of Louisville, KY, 2 Brothers: Larry (Nancy) Walters of Grabill and Mike (Sallie) Walters of Huntington, 3 Grandsons: Adam (Lindsay) Walters of Denver, Col., Aaron (Lindsey) Samide of Clearwater, Fla., and Luke Walters of Noblesville and a step-granddaughter, Morgan Dillman of Evansville.


Leave your Condolences

22 Condolences for “Dick L. Walters”

  1. Karl Kercheval October 2, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    Thank you for your dedication to Clinton Central and all the students.

    Prayers with Rosie and the family. God Bless.

  2. Becky and Dean Walker October 2, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    So sad to read this tonight. Rosie, hugs and prayers to you and the family. Both of you touched so many lives, and will be long remembered.

  3. Greg Finch October 3, 2017 at 8:16 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families, Jay and Pam. I first met your Dad when he pulled me out of the mud in your garden when I was 10 years old and he helped me look for my lost shoe. Many years later, I learned of his teaching reputation from a friend teaching at Clinton Central. So very sorry for your loss.

  4. Shirley Ricker October 3, 2017 at 8:43 am

    Rosie and family, sorry to read about Dick. You have my deepest sympathy. Shirley Ricker

  5. Beverly Schroll October 3, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Rosie I am so sorry to hear of Dicks passing. My prayers are with you. Cancer is a hard disease to deal with. I remember going with his parents to a football game when he was in college, it was a fun day for me and something I had never done before. He was a special person and will be greatly missed.

  6. Molly (Fausett) Howe October 3, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Pam, so sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort for you and your family during this difficult time.

  7. Michael Walters October 3, 2017 at 10:36 am

    In loving memory of Dick Walters.

    From Mike & Sallie Walters
    Chad Walters & Family
    Tina & Matt Arnold & Family

  8. Jerry Fields October 3, 2017 at 10:41 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. He touched many lives in a very good way.

  9. Deb (Long) Sanner October 3, 2017 at 11:25 am

    I was so sorry to hear of Mr. Walters passing. He was one of the teachers that I remembered after all these years. I enjoyed his classes and I know that your family, friends and your faith will help you through this sad time. You have my prayers.

  10. Terry Duggins October 3, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    Prayers for your family at this time and will always remember Dick as a kind and gentle man. Love and hugs from Terry and Marianne Duggins and family

  11. Rick Denney October 3, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    So sad to hear this news, some of my best childhood memories are when we visited our Aunts, Uncles and Cousins in Indiana. I remember spending the night at Aunt Wilma’s and waking up to the smell of bacon and eggs cooking. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  12. Jan October 3, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Rosie and family. So sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. Know he is in no more pain and suffering. Sure remember fondly the fun times in Sarasota. Prayers to you and you family. Jk

  13. Pat Kersey October 4, 2017 at 8:52 am

    So sorry to hear, thoughts and prayers with you all.

  14. Jack Denney October 4, 2017 at 11:45 am

    So sorry to hear about Dick passing, always enjoyed visiting our Indiana relatives. My sincere condolences.

  15. Melissa Fanning October 4, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Rosie and Family, I am so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. He was such a wonderful man. I enjoyed working with him during my time at JDRF. He always had a smile on his face and would help with anything we asked of him. He was so proud of his children and grandchildren. You could also see the love he had for Rosie. I only knew Dick for three years but he certainly made a lasting impact on my life. I certainly admired him and will forever be grateful to know him.

  16. Trudy and Mike Grose October 4, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    I will always remember Dick’s laughter. It is truly sad that we lived so far apart over the years.

  17. Rick Denney October 4, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Love to all, the Denney family.

  18. Kenneth Walters October 5, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Mrs. Walters, though I never met your husband, I have heard wonderful things of him. What I do remember is entering your class in the fall of 1970 and spending the middle 2 years of my time at Kyger in your classroom and the life lessons there. I wish you the peace that only comes from the Lord and all Grace. God bless you and your family.

  19. Robert D. Robertson October 6, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    Dear Rosie and family, Please accept my condolences on the passing of Dick Walters. I know that he will be missed by many people who’s lives he has touched throughout his life. My he rest in peace. At 89 years of age, I do not get around so well, so am sending this note in my place of my presence at the funeral home.
    Sincerely, Bob Robertson

  20. Melinda (Jobe) Pryor October 9, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    So sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. I have such wonderful memories both in class and out, like going to AOL competition in Indianapolis. Rosie and Dick took me, Candace Weaver and two others and stayed at the Embassy Suites. It had just opened. We hadn’t been downtown much so you both showed us the town. You also had a cookout for they class and invited to your home. No matter where we were with the two of you we knew we were going to have fun. He will be missed by everyone who had him for a teacher and a friend. Thinking of you, Rosie, and your family.
    Melinda (Jobe) Pryor

  21. William Davey October 14, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Condolences to you and your family.

  22. Barbara Brown January 23, 2018 at 11:02 am

    My condolences to the family. I’m sorry for your loss. Ì remember having Mr.Walters as a teacher and he would help me get through whatever I needed help with. He was a wonderful teacher and a great man. Once again I’m sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you. May he always be in your heart and walk with your every step as you go through this life he will be waiting with his hand out to lift you up at those pearly gates when it’s your time to go to meet him on the other side. May the good Lord always be with you in your time of need.
    Barb Brown

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