Eugene “Pal” F. Walters, 93, of Mapleton, died peacefully Thursday, October 27, 2022, surrounded by family.
Memorial Service 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 4, 2022, at the United Church of Mapleton. Visitation will be one hour before service. Mankato Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. www.mankatomortuary.com
Eugene Floyd was born September 21, 1929, to Theodore and Tena (Schafer) Walters in Mt. Lake, Minnesota. Eugene was previously married to Irene Freitag and Delores Skyberg before his marriage to Margaret “Peg” Herrmann on February 1, 1986, in Mankato. Peg died in 2004. Pal was an independent truck driver for many years. Later in life he worked for Massop Electric refurbishing equipment. He also helped area farmers with field work for many years. Pal enjoyed spending time with family, restoring tractors, and going to and competing in tractor pulls, where he won many trophies.
Pal is survived by children, Daryl (Vikki) Walters of Holland, IA, Bryce (Vickie) Walters of Waseca, Bruce (Carol) Walters of North Mankato, Stephanie Walters of Mankato, Bill Walters of Mapleton, Ashley Walters and fiancé, Chad Hartman of Mankato; stepdaughters, Michelle Fenner of Denver, CO, Tricia Woitas of Mapleton, and Valarie Hall of Mankato; stepson, Brian (Sue) Petty of Good Thunder; many grandchildren including, Austin, Cheyenne, Nate, Jalen, Bentley, Jemaree, Nikie, Mariah, and Jeffrey; great-granddaughter, Natalie; in-laws, nieces, nephews, and extended family.
Pal was preceded in death by his parents, Ted and Tena; stepmother, Helen (Keegan); wife; son-in-law; grandson; and many siblings.