Reuben J. Walton, 89, of Waynesfield, died at 12:39 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Heartland of Indian Lake.
He was born June 16, 1923, in Wyandot County, the son of Mildred V. (Roby) and Emery E. Walton who preceded him death. On Jan 26, 1946, he married Mildred L. Walter who survives in Waynesfield.
Also surviving are two daughters, Karen Meyer, of New Bremen, and Linda (Terry) Kristoff, of Elida; a son, Albert (Terri) Walton, of Waynesfield; eight grandchildren, Amy (Joshua) Opperman, John (Tina) Meyer, David (Kimberly) Meyer, Jennifer (Brian) Olson, Steven (Jennifer) Kristoff, Angela (Jamie) Decker, Ryan (Sara) Walton, and Kristin Walton; 19 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Clara Belle Sheaffer, Ilah May Osborn, Mary Clinger, and Anna Fox; and two brothers Charles Walton and William Walton.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, Daniel, David, Franklin, Albert and James; a son-in-law, Bill Meyer; and a daughter-in-law, LeMarill Walton.
Reuben was a lifelong farmer and steward of the soil. He was very innovative in his early days during the 1960â€™s with starting to plant corn in 20-inch rows and no-till drilling. He contributed greatly to the churches that he attended. He was also very supportive of his family.
Services are at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Wapakoneta, with the Rev. R.J. Davis officiating. Burial will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery in New Hampshire.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Wapakoneta and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church.
Contributions may be directed to St. Ritaâ€™s Hospice and Mercy Unlimited.
Condolences may be expressed at schlosserfuneralhome.com.
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