Walter Woodrow Unger, 91, son of John Walter Unger and Lulu Jane Martin Unger, was born Oct. 20, 1912, at Elk Creek. He died April 14, 2004, at the Kabul Nursing Home. He spent the early years of his life at Elk Creek farming with his father. At an early age, he helped operate the steam engine at his father’s sawmill in locations around the Ozarks. During World War II, he worked on the construction of Fort Leonard Wood. He drove a delivery truck for years for a local oil company and retired in 1977 from Southern Missouri Oil Co. He married Marie “”Ree”” Byrd Dec. 21, 1932, at Houston. Mr. Unger became a Christian at age 12. He and his wife were active in the Elk Creek Baptist Church. After retirement, they moved to Cabool and were members of the First Baptist Church. They were sponsors on youth mission trips and enjoyed traveling, especially to visit their children and grandchildren. They enjoyed camping, fishing in Canada and a 50th wedding anniversary trip to Portugal. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years in 1999; his youngest son, Bob; and his parents. Surviving are one son, John of Vanzant; two daughters, Alta Lou Tanis of Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada, and Mary Beth Remington of Casper, Wyo.; three sisters, Grace Gabriel of Blooming Prairie, Minn., Margaret Whetstine of Cabool and Dorothy Adkins of Springfield; 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Services were April 17 at the First Baptist Church in Cabool with the Rev. Bill Read officiating. Burial was in the Cabool Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry Funeral Home of Cabool. “

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