LILBOURN - Walter Russell Welshans Jr., 79, died April 15, 2004, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau.
Born Dec. 30, 1924, in Catron, son of the late Walter Russell and Essie Harris Welshans, he was a member of the Church of God in Lilbourn and retired from the New Madrid Post Office. He served with the U.S. Navy during World War II and had attained the rank of seaman second class.
On June 1, 1975, he married Dorothy Sherrill who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one stepson, Howard Sherrill of Lilbourn; and two sisters, Lucille Allen and Roberta Bell of New Madrid.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Ponder Funeral Home in Lilbourn, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Bob Medlock will officiate.
New Madrid American Legion Post 595 will conduct graveside military rites at Mounds Park Cemetery near Lilbourn.