CHARLESTON - Martin Thomas Halter, 90, died at 9:45 p.m. Dec. 10, 2007, at the Auburn Creek Care Center in Cape Girardeau.
Born March 5, 1917, in Charleston to the late Michael H. and Mary E. Carlisle Halter, he was employed in farming and as a manager of an alfalfa mill in Tiptonville, Tenn.,until returning to Charleston in 1951 when he and his brother, Norbert, established Halter Brothers Construction. He remained employed as a building contractor until his retirement. He was a member of St. Henry's Catholic Church.
On June 2, 1940, he married Regina H. "Jean" Chambers, who preceded him in death on Jan. 17, 1995.
Surviving are: one son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Vickie Halter of Cape Girardeau; one daughter and son-in-law, Carole and Leon Calvin of Cape Girardeau; one brother, Norbert Halter of Charleston; one sister, Mary Ellen Stricker of Charleston; and three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Cecile Halter; five brothers, five sisters and one great-grandson, Craig Neal Calvin II.
Visitation will be from 9-10:30 a.m. Friday at the McMikle Funeral Home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at the St. Henry Catholic Church in Charleston with Monsignor Richard Rolwing serving as celebrant.
Burial will follow in the Calvary Cemetery near Charleston.
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Memorial contributions may be made to:
St. Henry Catholic Church 304 Court St. Charleston, MO 63834