Walter J. Mumaw, 95, Sarasota, Florida, and Middlebury, Indiana, passed away at 10:55 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, in Sarasota.
Walter grew up in Wooster, Ohio, and graduated from Wooster High School. He attended Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in science and the arts. He served with the Civilian Peace Service in Dover, Delaware.
Walter was a beloved creative teacher who taught elementary school for 46 years in several systems in Elkhart County, Indiana. He also played and coached softball, football and baseball.
He was a longtime member of Southside Fellowship in Elkhart, Indiana, and served many years on the board of a local adoption agency.
Walter loved the great outdoors and was very knowledgeable about nature. He had an extensive rock and gem collection that he donated to Amigo Centre in Sturgis, Michigan, where was a board member and taught outdoor education classes.
Walter married Helen Good in 1953. She survives with sons, Paul (Lisa) Mumaw, Ohio, and Clark Mumaw, Sarasota and Middlebury; grandson, Ben Mumaw; and granddaughter, Mary Beth Mumaw.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Adam and Clara Mumaw; sons, Luke and Klem Mumaw; and brothers, Harvey and Floyd Mumaw.
Cremation took place in Florida. A memorial service is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, May 13, at Southside Fellowship, in the Chapel of the Sermon on the Mount, on the campus of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, 3003 Benham Ave., Elkhart. The Rev. David Moser will officiate.
Published on May 8, 2017