Nancy J. Walter

COOKS — Nancy J. Walter, a Cooks and Manistique resident, 88, passed away on Nov. 24, 2017 at the Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital in Manistique.

She was born July 1, 1929 in International Falls, Minn. the daughter of Russell and Edith (Barker) LaFleur and moved to Hiawatha (Manistique) with her family from Green Bay, Wis., in 1937. She attended Manistique area schools and was a graduate of Manistique High School with the Class of 1947.

On July 17, 1954 the former Nancy J. LaFleur married Matthew A. Walter in Manistique. They made their home and raised their family in Cooks. They later moved to Deep Lake on the Chain of Lakes in Wetmore until 1995, after which they moved back to Cooks. Matt preceded her in death on Aug. 31, 2006.

Nancy was employed as a secretary, bookkeeper, and clerk at the Schoolcraft County Extension Office, the Schoolcraft County Abstract Office, and also at the Schoolcraft County Clerk’s Office in Manistique where she was appointed Deputy Clerk. She was lastly employed at the Big Bay de Noc School.

She attended the Cooks Congregational Church and enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, reading, and writing. She especially enjoyed traveling with her husband Matt to visit with their children, nieces and nephews, and friends throughout the country.

Nancy is survived by her children, Paul R. (Lois) Walter of Leland, NC, Patricia A. (Phil) Davenport of Soldiers Grove, Wis., and Sandra L. (Scott) Roder of Cooks, Mich.; son-in-law, Jeff Tatrow of Garden; grandchildren, Benjamin (Janel) Tatrow of Bay City, Mich., Eric Tatrow of Carrolton, Texas, Amber (Eric) Hagstrom of Carrollton, Texas, Angela (Tim) Cox of Lake Worth, Fla., and Edward (Lauren) Roder of Katy, Texas; great grandchildren, Gabriel, Gavin and Azalea Tatrow, and Zuri and Leah Cox; brother, Leonard (Mary) LaFleur of Manistique; sister, Margaret “Sally” (Robert) Popour of Manistique; along with nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Sally J. Tatrow and her brother Russell LaFleur.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 at the Cooks Congregational Church in Cooks, Mich. A memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. at the church with Pastor Darrel Pizzala officiating. Burial will be in the Inwood Township Cemetery at Cooks.

The Messier-Broullire Funeral Home of Manistique is assisting the family with the arrangements.