July 11th, 2018
Maureen Walter passed away June 22, 2018 at her youngest daughter’s home in Philipsburg.
Maureen was born on September 24, 1939 in Kilgore, Nebr. to Fern and Harvey Rodgers Sr., eventually moving to Evanston, Wyo. with her siblings, Dorothy, Helen, Harvey Jr., and her parents. She graduated from Casper’s high school in 1958.
She believed in education and went to the university of Wyoming in 1958-1960. Montana Tech for an LPN license; graduating in 1971 and Montana Tech for an Accounting and Research processing degrees when she retired from nursing, graduating in 1998.
Maureen was an EMT in 1990s, she also stayed very active for many years with the Senior Companion Program, Senior Center, Meals on Wheels when needed, and the Prison Museum until illness made it impossible for her to continue. When she wasn’t doing this, Maureen indulged in her love of traveling, camping with family, genealogy, second hand stores, quilting, knitting, needle point, and reading.
Maureen met Gerard Gersitz in 1960, married him on June 29, 1961, had four beloved children Suzi, Khandi, Karl, and Debi in that union. They later divorced. Maureen married James Moody in 1969 and had the last of her beloved children, a son Mark. They later divorced. Maureen married William Walter in 1980 who had three sons, Wayne, Randy and Rick to add to the family.
She is preceded in death by her husband Bill, stepson Wayne, both sets of parents, Fern (Clyde) McCleery, Harvey Sr. (Emma) Rodgers and a sister Helen Manley.
Maureen is survived by her children; Suzi (Don) Marshall, Khandi (Rex) Tomscheck, Karl (Heidie Gersitz), Debi (George) McClain, and Mark Moody; 21 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, sister Dorothy Cramner, brother Harvey Jr. (Judy) Rodgers, numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be at 1 p.m., Friday, July 13, at the Jewel Funeral Home with a small graveside service following. A luncheon will be at the Senior Citizen Center at 2:30, all taking place in Deer Lodge.
In lieu of flowers, if you like to please give a cash donation to Pawhs or another animal shelter. It is her favorite and you’ll be helping an animal in need or to the Senior Citizen Center of your choosing.
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