Walter was born April 11, 1917, at rural Remsen, the son of Joe and Dora (Christopherson) Grage. Walter was raised and educated in the Remsen area and then engaged in farming with his father.
On July 26, 1945, he married Helen Gottsche at Remsen. They made their home near Remsen where they farmed until retiring on their farm in 1978. Walter did custom combining, windrowing and caterpillar work and also sold seed corn and beans.
They moved to Bavarian Meadows in Remsen Feb. 11, 2010.
After his retirement the couple enjoyed going to Sloan to gamble.
Walter was a member of Christ Lutheran Church LCMS in Remsen. He was active in pickup pulls at Le Mars, Remsen, Marcus, Merrill and Hinton. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing and playing cards.
Survivors include: his wife Helen of Remsen; one brother, Arlie and his wife Aileen Grage of Marcus; one sister-in-law, Marge Grage of Remsen.
He was preceded in death by his parents; six sisters, Mrs. Elmer (Bertha) Steffen, Mrs. Fred (Annie) Steffen, Mrs. Clarence (Lillian) Heitmann, Mrs. William (Viola) Gottsche, Mrs. Alfred (Erma) Hansen, Mrs. Gilbert (Marie) Roling; three brothers, Henry, Elmer and Raymond Grage.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Christ Lutheran Church LCMS in Remsen, with the Rev. Dennis Martens officiating. Burial will be in the Remsen Community Cemetery. Visitation will be anytime after 4 p.m. Sunday, with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m., all at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen. Visitation will resume from 9 a.m. until service time at the church Monday.
Services have been entrusted to the Fisch Funeral Home & Monument of Remsen.
Condolences may be sent online to www.fischfh.com.