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Walter J. Overholser, 76, of Indian Lake, passed away peacefully Dec. 10, 2012, after a courageous 2 1/2-year battle with cancer.
He was born April 1, 1936, in Piqua, to the late Josephine (Lindsay) and Everette Overholser. On April 27, 1995, at Myrtle Beach, S.C., He married his loving wife of 17 years, Carol Jean Thrush Turner, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Bob Overholser, of Venice, Fla., and Walt (Toni) Overholser, of Dayton; two daughters, Angi Shafer, of Dayton, and Jennifer Loperfito, of Orlando, Fla.; two stepsons, Tadd (Regina) Turner, of Harrod, and Chris (Holly) Turner, of Waynesfield, 10 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, and a brother, Roger (Jan) Overholser, of Land of Lakes, Fla.
He was preceded in death by a step-grandchild.
Walt was a member of the Indian Lake Moose Lodge 1533, Indian Lake Eagles Aeries 3615, and Lima B. P. O. Elks Lodge 54. He and his wife owned and operated McDonaldâ€™s Pottery and Gifts at Indian Lake. He was also a founding member of the Turkeyfoot Benefit Crew.
Graveside services are at 10 a.m. Saturday at Willow Branch Cemetery, in Waynesfield. Casual dress is requested. A celebration of Waltâ€™s life will then be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Froggyâ€™s at Indian Lake.
In respecting Waltâ€™s wishes, in lieu of flowers or contributions, the family requests that random acts of kindness are performed.
Arrangements are in the care of Shoffstall Funeral Home in Lakeview.
Condolences may be expressed at shoffstallfuneralhome.com.
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