Walter "Wally" H. Amberger
Walter “Wally” H. Amberger, 73, West Point, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at the Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in West Point, where the family will meet with friends from 5 to 7 p.m.
An Elks memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 2, at the Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home followed by a funeral service officiated by the Rev. Dean Graber.
Burial will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, May 5, at the Keokuk National Cemetery with full military rites presented by the West Point American Legion Holtz-Geers Post #668.
A memorial has been established in his memory.
Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in West Point is assisting the family with arrangements.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzlynkfuneralhome.com.
Born Jan. 27, 1941, in Camden, N.J., he was the son of Walter and Melissa M. (Davis) Amberger. On July 21, 1976, he married Kathryn A. Mallet.
He graduated from Reseda High School in California. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He then worked as a boiler turban engineer at the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power for 20 years. In 2002, he retired as a boiler turban engineer from the Central Iowa Power Co-Operative in Muscatine. He was a member of the West Point American Legion as well as the Keokuk B.P.B Elks 106. He enjoyed genealogy and the study of U.S. history.
Survivors include his wife; mother; two sisters, Betty (Bill) Bennett of Oklahoma City, Okla., and Gina Giacomelli of Citrus Heights, Calif.; one brother, Thomas Giacomelli; one daughter, Cynthia (Ray) Davis of Monet, Mo.; two sons, Michael (Gina) St. Hilaire of Monet, Mo., and Kristopher (Lori) Amberger of West Point; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father and his sister, Virginia Mayville.