Walter Rood Jr.
October 18, 1931 -- September 19, 2020
Walter Rood Jr., 88, of Bristol, died at 5:10 pm on Saturday, September 19 at his
residence. He was born on October 18, 1931 in Bertrand, MI, to Walter and Ester
(Weller) Rood. On December 8, 1957 in Roseland, IN, he married Darlene Warner;
she survives. Survivors in addition to his wife are two sons, Richard (Jo) Rood of
Middlebury, Walter (Supit) Rood of Jacksonville, FL; three daughters, Kim (Rob) Cox
of Corbin, KY, Vickie Rowe of Three Rivers, MI, Kyra (Tom) Meyer of Bedford; sister,
Vivian Rood of Elkhart; brother, Orville Rood of GA. He had eleven grandchildren, 16
great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death
by a son, Mark Lance Rood in 1960 and his parents. Walter retired from Selmer in
1994. He was an avid woodworker and enjoyed playing euchre. Visitation will be
from 1:30 - 3:00 pm on Saturday, September 26 followed by a 3:00 pm memorial
service at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street, Middlebury.
Services will be conducted by Pastor Rod Holmes. In lieu of flowers, memorials may
be given to Goshen Hospice Care.
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From: Walter Rood
I am thankful I had the time to talk with and thank my father for all his love and
respect. During my childhood he working 2 jobs to take care of us. Teaching us
right from wrong. Bringing us up right. It is with much sadness I wri te this. His
89th birthday is less than a month away, his 63rd wedding anniversary a few
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Robert A. Elbert Jr.
From: Michael Garber
I was honored to be able to spend several days in the same room as Walter during
his diagnosis and the following decisions being made by he and his family. Walter
made sure he shook my hand when he was able to be sent home. Just knowing
him for only a couple of days made me wish that I had more time to spend with
Walter. I will never forget the times it was h e and hi s wife in the room and he
would say, "Sweetheart, I Love You!".
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From: Cindy Stults, FKA Alan Stults
I'm very sorry to hear this news.You will be missed Walter. This world needs more
people like you. RIP Walter.