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Oswald A. "Ozzie" Walkenhorst, 88, of New Haven, Missouri, passed away Saturday, July 28, 2018 at New Haven Care Center.
Mr. Walkenhorst was born on December 10, 1929 in New Haven, Missouri, the son of the late Julius & Amanda (Ahlemeier) Walkenhorst.
He was united in marriage to Delores A. Scheer on August 26, 1951 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, New Haven, MO. Delores preceded him in death on May 30, 2013.
Ozzie worked at Washington Tractor Co. as a mechanic for over 30 years. He also farmed his whole life and worked as a mechanic for a while at Maczuk Equipment in New Haven.
Ozzie proudly served his country in the U.S. Marines during the Korean War. He was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, where he served as church elder, trustee, he was in the choir and a member of the Men's Club. He was also a member of the New Haven American Legion, and New Haven Fire Department. He was on the New Haven Ambulance Board, and served as secretary of Franklin County ENS Numbering Board.
He enjoyed serving on the New Haven Fire Department and New Haven American Legion. He also enjoyed camping, traveling, tinkering in his shop, hunting, but especially spending time with his grandchildren and visiting with family and friends.
He is survived by a son, Gene Walkenhorst and wife Terry, of Jefferson City; a daughter Wanda Walkenhorst of New Haven; a son, Gary Walkenhorst and wife Dawn, of New Haven; a daughter, Nancy Shockley and husband David, of New Haven, by his grandchildren, Tyler Walkenhorst and wife Meagan, Bethany Marble and husband Tyler, Matthew Walkenhorst, and Megan and Justin Shockley; and two great grandchildren, Isabelle & Gabriel Marble.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, two sisters, Emma Walkenhorst and Mathilda Ohse, and two brothers, Reinhard, and his twin brother Oscar Walkenhorst.
Visitation will be Thursday, August 2nd from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, New Haven, Missouri.
Funeral Services will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. from Bethlehem Lutheran Church, New Haven, with Rev. Mark Goucher officiating. Interment will be at Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery.
The family request donations to Bethlehem Lutheran Church or New Haven Care Center c/o Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home.