Alberta Walter, age 81, formerly of Huron, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Her funeral service was at 2 PM Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Living Hope Alliance Church with Pastor Josh Jetto and Rick Schryber officiating. Burial was in the Ideal Cemetery.
Alberta Alice Decker was born on the family farm northeast of Hitchcock, SD on October 26, 1931. Alberta attended Bluebell School. She moved to Huron with her parents and attended Huron High School through her junior year. She attended Wessington Springs Academy at Wessington Springs, SD for her senior year and then attended Grace Bible College in Omaha, Nebraska.
She was baptized upon the confession of her faith on August 2, 1952, in the James River. On January 10, 1953, she married Wayne W. Walter. They lived in San Antonio, TX and returned to the Huron area after completion of Wayne’s military duty. She worked for St. John’s Hospital, Ravens and Huron Alignment.
In 1999, Wayne and Alberta moved to Minnesota. In 2009, Alberta returned to Huron and in 2012 she moved to Stevens Point, WI. There she lived out the remainder of her days.
She is survived by five children, Kay (Randy) Bauder of Huron, Wendy (Rick) Schryber of Herndon, VA, Reg (Jill) Walter of Stevens Point, WI, Arlys (Jeff) Moser of Kalispell, MT and Linda (Steve) Hagland of Buffalo, MN; 16 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Reuben (Betty) Decker of Seattle, WA and Albert (Marilyn) Decker of Huron; one sister, Gladys Wedel of Huron; and two sisters-in-law, Ruth Decker of Reedley, CA and Gwendolyn Wipf of Ventura, CA.
Alberta was preceded in death by both parents; husband, Wayne Walter; 6 brothers, John K., Jake T., Sam J., Dave T., Harry and Joe Decker; 6 sisters, Mary Kleinsasser, Kathryn Glanzer, Adena Hofer, Sally Hofer Waldner, Ann Wipf, and Martha Decker; and numerous other relatives.