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Walter J. Overholser

Overholser-Walter obit

Walter J. Overholser, 76, of Indian Lake, passed away peacefully Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, after a courageous 2-1⁄2-year battle with cancer.

He was born in Piqua on April 1, 1936, to the late Everette and Josephine Lindsay Overholser. He also was preceded in death by a stepgrandchild.

On April 27, 1995, he married his loving wife of 17 years, Carol Jean Thrush Turner, at Myrtle Beach, S.C., and she survives, along with four children, Bob Overholser of Venice, Fla., Walt (Toni) Overholser and Angi Shafer, both of Dayton, and Jennifer Loperfito of Orlando, Fla.; two stepsons, Tadd (Regina) Turner of Harrod and Chris (Holly) Turner of Waynesfield; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and a brother, Roger (Jan) Overholser of Land of Lakes, Fla.

Walt was a member of the Indian Lake Moose Lodge 1533, Indian Lake Eagles Aeries 3615, and Lima BPOElks Lodge 54.

He and his wife owned and operated McDonald’s Pottery and Gifts at Indian Lake. He also was a founding member of the Turkeyfoot Benefit Crew.

Per his wishes, a graveside service is at 10 a.m. Saturday at Willow Branch Cemetery, Waynesfield. Casual dress is requested. A celebration of Walt’s life is from 12 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Froggy’s at Indian Lake.

Respecting Walt’s wishes, in lieu of flowers or contributions, the family requests that random acts of kindness are performed.

Arrangements were handled by Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview, where condolences may be expressed at

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