Gary M. Walts, Jr., 46, Wathena, KS

Published 06/24 2014 10:30AM

Updated 06/24 2014 10:35AM

Gary M. Walts, Jr., 46, Wathena, Kansas died Saturday, June 21, 2014 at his home.

He was born December 29, 1967 to Gary and Judy (Duckworth) Walts, Sr., in St. Joseph, Missouri.

He married Michelle Marie Merritt in 1989. She preceded him in death in August 1991.

Gary was a handyman and worked as a painter. He was an avid hunter, mushroom hunter, and fisherman. Gary lived life to the fullest and on his own terms. He was a good man who would give the shirt off his back to help you. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

He was also preceded in death by his grandparents; Uncle, Bill; and cousin, Billy.

Survivors: children, Amber and Kory Walts; five grandchildren; sister, Kelly Casey (Duane); parents; cousin, Jon Walts (Lisa) and their three children.

Services: 1:00 P.M. Thursday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory.  The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, where friends may call after 5:00 P.M. Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts be made to the America Liver Foundation. Online guest book and obituary at

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