Walter M. Reimschussel, 76, of Pleasant Grove, Utah, passed away Friday, April 10, 1998, at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, due to complications from pneumonia.
He was born December 4, 1921, in Schoenborn, Germany, to Hugo Julius and Marie Ruderisch Reimschussel. He married Eva Pedersen on Sept. 3, 1947, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.When he was four, his family immigrated to Utah and settled in American Fork. He graduated from American Fork High School in 1940. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. After his military service, he attended BYU and graduated with a masters degree in Educational Administration. He served as principal in Duchesne, Elsinore, and several schools in the Alpine School District.
He retired in 1987 after 38 years of service. He served in Bishoprics and Stake High Councils. After his retirement, he and Eva served missions in the Swiss, Tonga, and Freilberg Temples. He enjoyed gardening and loved his family very much.
He is survived by his wife, Eva, of Pleasant Grove; one daughter and three sons, Julie (Tom) Sugden, of Medford, OR; Kent (Emily) Reimschussel, Alan (Lori) Reimschussel, and Lynn Reimschussell, all of Plasant Grove; and 13 grandchildren. Additional survivors include one sister and three brothers, Helen Anderson, Ernest, Helmut, and Leo Reimschussel. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Jared, one sister and three brothers.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 15, 1998, at 1 p.m. in the Old Timpanogos Third Ward Chapel, 400 East 200 North, Pleasant Grove. Friends may call Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Olpin Family Mortuary, 500 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove, and at the church on Wednesday, one hour prior to services. Burial will be in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery.
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