Obituary of Marianne Walter
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Marianne Walter, of Monticello, passed away on August 25, 2022 at The Grand Rehabilitation and Nursing Facility in Poughkeepsie. She was 99 years old.
Marianne was the daughter of the late Alfred Heid and Augusta Welwein, born on April 16, 1923 in Dortmund, Germany.
During her life, Marianne worked many jobs, most of her time as a hostess for Howard Johnson Restaurant in Liberty, NY, but before she came to the United States she worked as a nanny for a family in Paris, which began her journey to the US. She married Hans in August of 1955 and they began their life together in a new country. After they made their way to the US at the age of 32, she was very involved in her church and worked garage and rummage sales to benefit her faith community, as well as the gift shop in the United Nations building in New York City. Eventually she and her husband made their way from New York City to the Catskills in 1964, where both she and Hans worked in several hotels; anyone who knew them knew they were both very hard workers. Marianne took great pride in her home with Hans. In her free time she was a member of the Monticello Senior Citizens and a member of the St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Liberty, NY. Marianne enjoyed her trips with Hilde and Petra to Canada, Mohonk, and the racetrack. Taking day trips to enjoy the Catskill scenery and time with friends was a favorite pastime. Being social, she also enjoyed her coffee klatch. She was a loving sister, aunt and friend to all who knew her, and she will be deeply missed.
Marianne is survived by her sister Helga Strwitz; sister-in-law Sigrid Walter; nephew Werner Raukohl; nieces Renita Fritsch, Anetta Wilfred, Heike Ullrich and Martina Raukohl; and good friends Hilde Koch, Mia Shoe, and Petra Mucha. She is predeceased by her devoted husband Hans Walter, who passed away in 1993 and her sister Hilde Raukohl.
A visitation will take place on Thursday, September 1, from 10-11 am, followed by a memorial service at 11 am at Colonial-Ramsay Funeral Home, 275 South Main Street, Liberty, NY. Burial will take place at Liberty Cemetery, Cold Spring Road, Liberty, NY. Condolences may be sent in care of Hilde Koch, 33 Fairway Avenue, Liberty, NY 12754.
Arrangements are under the care of Colonial-Ramsay Funeral Home, 275 South Main Street, Liberty, NY. For additional information, please contact the funeral home at 845-292-7160 or visit the website at www.colonialfuneralhomes.com.
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