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Walter Ray King, 88, of Princeton passed away Jan. 4, 2014, in Perry Memorial Hospital, Princeton.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in First Congregational Church of LaMoille. The Rev. Kris Johnson will officiate. Burial will follow at Elm Lawn Memorial Park, Princeton, with military rites.
The family will receive friends 4-7 p.m. Thursday in Norberg Memorial Home, Princeton. He was born on Jan. 23, 1925, in Princeton to Clifford and Lillian (May) King. He married Sally Blackwell on Aug. 3, 1952, in First Congregational Church, LaMoille. They were married by her grandfather, the Rev. Wesley L. Blackwell.
Walter attended a one-room schoolhouse, Durham Grade School. He was lifelong farmer on his family’s farm and served in the U.S. Army at the end of World War II and was stationed in Korea just before the Korean Conflict.
Walter was a member of Bureau Valley Good Sam Club, served on the LaMoille School Board, and was a member of First Congregational Church of LaMoille. He also was a member of American Legion/VFW Post 125 in Princeton and served on the board of directors for Van Orin Elevator.
Survivors are his wife of 61 years, Sally King of rural Princeton; two children, Gerald (Jeannie) King of rural Princeton and Barbara (Allen) Klein of rural LaMoille; seven grandchildren, Thomas (Tina) Klein, Matthew Klein, Jeralyn (Timothy) Glass, Jason (Melanie) Klein, Adam Klein, Katrina (Mitch) McCoy, and Joanna Klein, all of rural Princeton and LaMoille; seven great-grandchildren, Addilyn, Gabriel, and Michael Glass, McKenna and Brayden Klein and Myla and Makaylee McCoy; one brother, Floyd W. King of Princeton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Kay Yvonne King in 1972; one brother, Kenneth King; and one nephew, Dennis King.
Memorials may be directed to LaMoille Ambulance or First Congregational Church of LaMoille.