Walter Valentin

July 15, 1933-February 25, 2023

Walter Valentin, age 89, of Fairfax, MN passed away Saturday, February 25, 2023, at his home in Fairfax.

A Private Family Service was held with interment in St. John Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Cairo Township, Renville County, Minnesota.

Walter Ferdinand Valentin was born on July 15, 1933, in Eden Township, Brown County, Minnesota. He was the son of William K. and Helene E. (Lerch) Valentin.

On July 21, 1954, Walter entered active military service in the United States Army and served his country during the Korean War. He was Honorably Discharged on June 5, 1956, having achieved the rank of SP3(T).

On July 9, 1960, Walter was united in marriage to Doris Panitzke at St. John Lutheran Church in Redwood Falls, MN. After their marriage, the couple farmed in Palmyra Township. This union was blessed with four children. He was also employed by Schweiss Bifold Doors in Hector, MN where he and Doris were grateful to be employed by such wonderful people. Walter and Doris shared 62 years of marriage.

Walter was a member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fairfax and the American Legion Post #308 in Franklin, MN, for 43 years.

Walter enjoyed farming. He cherished the time he spent with his family. Walter enjoyed gardening and continued spending time on the farm helping out where he could.

Walter is survived by his wife, Doris Valentin of Fairfax; children, Kurt Valentin of Franklin, MN, Pamie Zempel and her husband, Dennis, of Morgan, MN, Dawn Schroedl and her husband, Paul of Fairfax, MN, and Paula Benson and her husband, Eric of Franklin, MN; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters; three brothers; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Helene Valentin; two sisters and five brothers.

Arrangements by Hauser-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Fairfax, Minnesota. Online obituaries and guest book available at



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