Claude W. Walton

Claude W. Walton, 101, of Upper Sandusky, and formerly of Sycamore and rural Nevada, passed away at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2016, at Wyandot County Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Upper Sandusky.

Claude was born April 24, 1915, and was raised in Sycamore, by his parents, George and Mabel (Hilderbrand) Walton.

He married Catherine E. (Mosman) West, July 2, 1966, in Nevada, and she passed away Nov. 25, 1998.

He is survived by a stepson, Steve (Sarah) West of Forsyth, Georgia; two stepgrandchildren, Jennifer Wilkerson of Fayetteville, Georgia, and Patrick (Ilana) of Marietta, Georgia; along with four great-grandchildren, River West, Benjamin, Grace and Abigail Wilkerson; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and two brothers, Grant and Wade Walton; along with three sisters, Sarah Shellhouse, Vivian Warrington and Helen Riedel.

Claude was an operating engineer and was a former member of the Local No. 18 Operating Engineers. He saw a lot of the world in his century of life. As an operator of heavy construction equipment, he traveled to Africa, South America, Europe, Canada, Mexico and all United States to build airports where none existed, during World War II.

For hobbies, Claude enjoyed woodworking and following the stock market. Also spending time with friends at Kroney’s each day. These friends visited him regularly until his passing.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, May 23, 2016, in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Sycamore, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Muscular Dystrophy Association to help great-grandson, Benjamin, and others for the cure, and can be sent to Lucas-Batton, 476 S. Sandusky Ave. Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.

Claude W. Walton

Claude W. Walton, 101, of Upper Sandusky and formerly of Sycamore and rural Nevada, died Thursday, May 12, 2016 , at Wyandot County Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Upper Sandusky.

Arrangements are pending with Lucas-Batton Funeral Home in Upper Sandusky.