Val Gene Walter Stanton, Iowa Dec. 31, 1931-May 27, 2019 Val Gene Walter, age 87, of Stanton, Iowa, passed away Monday, May 27, 2019 at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital. Val Gene was born December 31, 1931 in Farragut, Iowa, the son of Martin and Irene (Browning) Walter. He graduated from Clarinda High School and worked on high lines before starting to work for Page County. Val Gene was united in marriage to Martha Lee on September 30, 1967 in Omaha, Nebraska. They made their home in Stanton, Iowa where Val Gene started Walter Construction, which he operated for many years. He was a member of the Stanton Evangelical Covenant Church, a former member of the Stanton Volunteer Fire Association and the Stanton Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies included fishing, hunting, enjoying nature, and spending time with his family especially the grandkids. He was also known to be the man who made "Tin Men" out of old cans. Preceding him in death were his parents. Survivors include his wife: Martha "Marty" Walter of Stanton, IA; children: Douglas Val Gene Walter and wife Tracy of Humble, TX; Denise Larson and husband David of Clinton, IA; Derrick Walter and significant other Tiffany Swartz of Villisca, IA; and Darrell Walter of Red Oak, IA; 6 grandchildren: Palmer Morales of Humble, TX; Tyler, Cameron, and Kelsey Walter of Villisca, IA; Caleb Walter and wife Jody of Red Oak, IA; and Rylee Walter of Stanton, IA; 6 great grandchildren: Nolan, Shay, Elizabeth, Leroy, Adaline, and Jaxson; sisters: Anna Lee Luther of Prescott, IA; Shirley Freeman of Clarinda, IA; and Marlys Gilson of Clarinda, IA; brother: Marty Walter of Clarinda, IA; brothers-in-law: Bob Lee and wife Anna of Red Oak, IA; Everett Lee and wife Betty of Bedford, IA; and Carl Lee and wife Sandy of Clarinda, IA; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and many friends. A celebration of life service was held 11 AM Monday, June 3, 2019 at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Stanton, Iowa. Visitation with the family was held from 5-6:30 PM Sunday, June 2, 2019 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel in Red Oak, Iowa. Memorials are suggested to the family. Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.