Walter Dillman | Loss of life discover | bakercityherald.com
Walter Lee Dillman, 76, of Midway, died on March 10, 2021 at his house from issues from sepsis.
There will likely be a double summon for Walt and his beloved spouse, Ronda, at Pine Valley Cemetery in Midway on Saturday, Could 29 at 11 a.m.
Walt was born September 22, 1944 in Sunnyside Washington, to Walter and Luana Dillman. He was the oldest of 4 kids, with a sister, Nancy (Sammy), and brothers, Lonnie and Dock Dillman.
Walt and his household moved to Midway in 1960 the place he attended Pine Valley Excessive College. In 1961, Ronda (future spouse of Walt) went together with her pal Carol Ann to a rodeo in John Day for the weekend. Ronda and Walt knew one another in highschool however weren’t relationship on the time. On Saturday evening on the rodeo, Walt, Earl and Walt’s Uncle Invoice threw a play to see who would dance with Ronda. Walt misplaced the ball and at first Walt did not need to dance with Ronda, however by the top of the evening they danced and danced. Because the story goes, the remaining is historical past. Through the years, they’ve been admired for his or her two-step waltz.
Walt and Ronda married on February 27, 1965 in Midway, the place they stayed, and raised their kids, Josi and Corey. Walt labored for Morrison Knudson throughout the development of the dam in Hells Canyon early in his profession. Subsequently, Walt was employed by the US Forest Service as a surveyor from 1968 to 1986 earlier than retiring and buying Midway Storage and Towing. After retiring as a enterprise proprietor, Walt labored the summers as a contract driver for the forest service throughout the hearth season.
Nonetheless concerned within the Midway group, he was a volunteer firefighter for the Pine Valley Rural Fireplace Division. Walt and Ronda have supported the Hells Canyon Junior Rodeo and Baker County Honest over time, in addition to many different group actions.
Walt, his household and associates loved packing their luggage within the wilderness for tenting and searching. Walt and Ronda had been well-known for a lot of “hilarious” lip-syncing displays at Wild Invoice’s in Midway and had been Uncle Walt and Aunt Ronda for lots of the youngsters at Midway. His spouse, Ronda, died in 2013.
Walt married Eileen Vollertsen on Could 27, 2017, and each shared horseback excursions, and loved outings with kids and grandchildren.
Walt was predeceased by his spouse, Ronda Ann Dillman; his dad and mom, Walt and Luana Dillman; his nephew, Jeff Dillman; His grand-parents; and varied uncles and aunts.
Walt is survived by his spouse, Eileen Vollertsen; her daughter and son-in-law, Josi and Larry Mack; her son and daughter-in-law, Corey and Cathy Dillman; her siblings, Lonnie and Marie Dillman, and Dock and Cynthia Dillman; her sister and brother-in-law, Nancy (Sammy) and Kenny Marleene; her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Roger and Daybreak Coles; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Doug and Beth Payton; her aunt and uncles, Cheryl and Earl Robinette, and Rolland and Floyd Baze; 9 grandchildren, 15 nice grandchildren and quite a few nieces, nephews and cousins.
These curious about honoring Walt’s dedication to the Midway group can achieve this by donating to the Pine Valley Fireplace Division, the Pine Valley Honest Affiliation, or the Pine Valley Ambulance. This may be performed by the Coles Tribute Middle, 1950 Place St., Baker Metropolis, OR 97814.