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Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Walter Socher

   Walter A. Socher, 81, of Gladwin passed away Nov. 28, 2006 at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland.

   He was born Nov. 20, 1925 to Arthur and Mary (Benson) Socher in Stubinville, Ohio.

   Walter was a truck driver for Branch Motors Express in Detroit. He retired in 1984 after 30 years of employment.

   He was a United States Army veteran, serving in World War II. Walter lived in Gladwin County for 22 years. He previously lived in Detroit. He was a member of the VFW Detroit. On Dec. 18, 1948, Walter married Mary Kostelich.

   He is survived by his wife, Mary Socher of Gladwin; one son, Arthur (Sandy) Socher of Fowlerville; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Vernon Socher of Bedford, Oregon; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Cynthia McDevitt; and three sisters, Jaunattia, Dolores and Janet.

   Funeral services were Nov. 30, 2006 at Hall-Kokotovich Funeral Home in Gladwin. There was a chapel service Friday, Dec. 1, 2006 at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield.

   Memorial contributions may be made to the a favorite charity.

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Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield, MI
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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September 2009
Bob Frei
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