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Walter B. Metcalf

Walter was born in Lincoln, Nebraska December 3, 1925. He enlisted in the Navy in 1943 where he served on USS Union in Guam, Marianas Islands, Tokyo Bay Yokohama Japan, Tsingtao and Haiphong China and Manila. He was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1946. Walt was blessed when he met Shirley Ann Ballhorn. As they built their life together Walter earned a BS in Forestry from the University of Missouri in 1949. They were married in Sheboygan, in July of 1950 at the Trinity Lutheran Church. Early in their marriage Walt was confirmed at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Sundance, Wyoming in February 1958. He went on to work for the US Forest service. He served as the Assistant Director of Lands and Recreation for the Western US District until his retirement in 1981. He and Shirley attended church at Wheat Ridge Lutheran Church. They also enjoyed square and round dancing. They were also fortunate to travel to the Caribbean, Hawaii, Canada and all of the USA.

On September 29, 2016 Walt passed away at the age of 90, only 20 days after his wife. He will be missed by his son, David, Paul (Susan) and Mark (Joan); his four grandchildren, five great grandchildren; as well as those who had the privilege of calling him a friend. His funeral will be Thursday, October 20th at 11:00 a.m. at Wheat Ridge Lutheran Church, 8600 W. 38th Avenue. He will be inurned at Ft Logan National Cemetery.