Walter Edwin Berndt
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Walter Edwin Berndt
(March 4, 1910 - April 22, 2012)

Walter Edwin Berndt was born March 04, 1910 in Stamford, Texas to Charles Henry and Lillie Koester Berndt. He passed away at his residence April 22, 2012 at the grand age of 102 years, 1 month and 18 days.

He lived on the Berndt family farm in Hebron, Texas since 7 years of age. The family attended the First Baptist Church of Hebron. As a young man Walter raised chickens, ran an egg route covering an extended area of Dallas and sold fresh vegetables during season. He also raised cows and sold milk and cream to Metzger's Dairy in south Dallas. He traveled to Chicago, and purchased radios to re-sell in the Dallas area. He and the Polser Boys hiked and climbed Pike's Peak. Walter spent his adult life as a farmer growing and harvesting cotton, corn, and wheat on the family land. In addition, he tilled and combined for neighboring farms. He also traveled to the North and South Dakotas and combined for other farmers during harvest time. Walter's elementary education began in Hebron and he graduated from Lewisville High School and went on to Texas Teachers College (now UNT) in Denton. He taught for a short time in a one room school house and then decided farming was a way of life for him. Walter's paternal grandfather was the first "wheelwright" west of the Mississippi River. His aunt Minnie Koester was the first female pony express mail carrier in the United States. Walter's grandparents arrived in Galveston, Texas from Germany in the 1800's on a sailing ship. His aunt was a casualty of the Hurricane of 1900 in Galveston. Walter married Annie Lou Little, the love of his life, in 1937. They were married 66 years when Annie Lou Little Berndt passed away April 5, 2004.

Walter is survived by his children Deanna Berndt Averett, Kathryn Berndt Westbrook and Walter Edwin Berndt Jr.; grandchildren Charles Michael Averett, Allison Westbrook LeClair, James Patrick Westbrook Jr., Lauren Kimble Berndt Weliver; great grandchildren, Chad, Gavin, Patrick, Jeremy, Natalie and Benjamin.

Visitation will be Wednesday, April 25, 2012 from 5:00-8:00pm in the Brooks Family Chapel of the North Dallas Funeral Home, 2710 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234. Celebration of Life will be Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 10:00am at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Furneaux Cemetery, Carrollton, Texas. Dr. Richard Dunagin of First United Methodist Church of Carrollton will be officiating with musician David Bales. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to First United Methodist Church Carrollton or a charity of your choice.

The Dallas Morning News - April 24, 2012
 



 

Walter Edwin Berndt
Mar 4, 1910 - Apr 22, 2012

Walter was born on March 4, 1910 and passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2012.

Walter was a resident of Dallas, Texas at the time of his passing.

Walter's elementary education began in Hebron and he graduated from Lewisville High School and went on to Texas Teachers College (now UNT) in Denton.

He was preceded in death by his wife Annie.

Visitation will be Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 5:00-8:00pm at North Dallas Funeral Home. Celebration of Life will be Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 10:00am. Burial will follow at Furneaux Cemetery, Carrollton, Texas. Dr. Richard Dunagin and Rev. Keva Green of First United Methodist Church of Carrollton will be officiating with musician David Bales.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to First United Methodist Church Carrollton or a charity of your choice

Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams

 


BERNDT
ANNIE LOUCINDA - FEB 2, 1916 - APR 5, 2004
WALTER EDWIN - MAR 4, 1910 - APR 22, 2012

Furneaux Cemetery, Carrollton, Denton County, Texas
 

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