Walter J. “Doug” Partenheimer, 92, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010 at the Golden Living Center in Petersburg

He was born Feb. 15, 1918 in Birdseye to Joseph and Dora (Schott) Partenheimer

He lived most of his life at Birdseye moving to Princeton 15 years ago to be near his family.

Walter was united in marriage to Olive Peterson on April 19, 1941 in English. He served in the United States Army during World War II.  He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who taught everyone he knew the importance of Jesus Christ in their life by the way he lived.  He was a member of New Hope General Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon for more than 30 years. 

Walter was a talented craftsman, especially in the art of woodworking, and was a master gardener.  He enjoyed the great outdoors, hunting and fishing.  Most of all he loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 69 years,Olive Partenheimer of Princeton; two daughters and two sons-in-law,Carolyn (Wesley) Haas of Princeton, Bonna (Joe) Huey – Princeton of (Editors: “Bonna” one brother; Raymond Partenheimer of Holland; two sisters,Fredonia Collins of Holland, Fronia Weigel of Jasper; five grandsons, Shawn (Becky) Haas of Princeton, Vaughn (Skye) Haas of Princeton, Jeff (Angie) Huey of Princeton, John (Jennifer) Huey of Denham Springs, La., Jared (Anna) Huey of Owensville; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by: his parents; four brothers; and six sisters.

 Funeral services for Walter “Doug” Partenheimer will be at 2 p.m., (eastern) 1 p.m., (central) on Saturday, Dec. 11 at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg with the Rev. Wesley Haas officiating. Burial will follow in the Birdseye Cemetery in Birdseye.

 Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home from 2-8 p.m., (eastern) (1-7 p.m. central) on Friday.