Caryl L. Litt
FREDERICKTOWN — Caryl L. Litt, 81, of Fredericktown died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006, at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease.
Caryl, was born Sept. 21, 1925, in Fredericktown to Arthur and Hazel (Algire) Litt. He graduated from Fredericktown High School in 1943, where he was a member and president of the Future Farmers of America and participated on the high school football team. Caryl won the national Future Farmers of America essay contest. He placed first in breed for his registered Hampshire Hogs and fifth overall for all breeds at the Ohio Sate Fair his senior year of high school. In November 1943, Caryl entered the U.S. Army and served in New Guinea, the Southern Philippines and Luzon. He qualified as rifle marksman and received the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with three bronze stars and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with one bronze star. Caryl was a proud American and was proud to have served his country during World War II.
He earned his private pilots license and would take aerial photos of individual farms. In his younger years Caryl was involved in construction and was instrumental in the construction of the Norwalk Reservoir and Mansfield Lahm Airport. He was a member of Teamsters Local 40 and had been employed for 30 years as a professional truck driver for Montgomery Wards. Following his retirement Caryl worked as an independent driver for several years. Caryl enjoyed the hobby of woodworking and loved watching the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Surviving are four sons, Donald Litt of Columbus, Ind., and Douglas (Julie) Litt, Dwayne (Mary) Litt and Dale (Loraine) Litt, all of Mansfield; five stepdaughters, Jackie (Dale) McKitrick of North Baltimore, Sharon (Ralph) Schenk of Bucyrus, Lori Wade of Dayton, Roslyn (Bruce) Fantel of Bucyrus and Sandee Griffith of Washington Court House; 29 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harold Litt of Sebring, Fla., and John Litt of Batemantown; and two sisters, Julia Doyle and Janet Hogle, both of Fredericktown.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Viola Litt; his second wife, Alice Litt; and a brother Larry Litt.
Friends may call Friday, Sept. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown, where funeral service will be Saturday, Sept. 30, at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Dave Root will officiate. Burial will follow at Forest Cemetery at Fredericktown.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Fredericktown Emergency Medical Squad, P.O. Box 37, Fredericktown, OH 43019. To send a condolence to the family online, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
C.F. ‘Walt’ Walters
MARENGO — C.F. “Walt” Walters, 86, of Marengo died Sept. 26, 2006, at Heartland of Centerburg.
He was born in Mansfield to Arthur L. and Goldie I. (Rhinehart) Walters. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and worked 38 years for Galion Dresser, retiring in 1983.
Surviving are his second wife, Mary Lou (McNickle) Walters; son, Donald (Barb Baker) Walters of Lexington, S.C.; daughters, Barbara (Jim) Murray of Bellville, Ronda (Tim) Siegfried of Marengo; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by first wife, Mary Isabell Walters; brothers, Creo, Ernest, Harold; and sister, Norma Long.
Friends may call Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR 229, Marengo, where service will be Saturday at 11:30 a.m., with Rev. Robert Ludwig officiating. Burial will follow in Crawford County Memorial Gardens with military honors provided by the Crawford County Veterans Association and members of the U.S. Army.
Memorial contributions can be made to Marengo United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 126, Marengo, OH 43334; or to a Hospice organization of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.