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McDowell, Walter Hoover (1910-1966)

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Mennonite Weekly Review obituary: 1966 Jun 30 p. 3

Birth date: 1910

text of obituary:

Heart Attack Fatal To Indiana Pastor

Fort Wayne, Ind. — Rev. Walter McDowell, Evangelical Mennonite pastor at Marion, Ind., was found dead at his home by his wife, Ruth, upon returning from nursing duties Tuesday night, June 21. His physician believes that he died instantly of a coronary attack.

His first serious heart attack occured [sic] March 24. He was hospitalized in the Marion General Hospital for 67 days and had been released to his home for only two weeks before the fatal attack.

He is survived by his wife, the former Ruth Lehman; two children, Mary a nurse at Mennonite Hospital, La Junta, Colo., and James a second year student of Fort Wayne Bible College; and two brothers, Stanley of Glennmeyer, Ont. and Percy of High River, Alberta.

Memorial services were announced for Sunday, June 26, from the Central Evangelical Mennonite Church, Marion, where he served as pastor, with Rev. Richard Steiner and Rev. E. M. Rocke in charge. Burial will take place in the family plot at Sweet Home, Oregon, on June 28.

Walter McDowell was ordained an elder in the General Conference Mennonite Church by Rev. A. J. Neuenschwander in 1946. He served pastorates at Lancaster and Zionsville, Pa.; Delft, Minn., Groveland, Ill. and Marion.

His training was received at Goshen where he earned the A. B. and Th. B. Degrees and Western Baptist Seminary which granted him the b. D. Degree.

Mennonite Weekly Review obituary: 1966 Dec 22 p. 12
The Mennonite obituary: 1966 Jul 19 p. 469

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