Walter B. Schlotterbeck died on August 25, 2010 in Woodstock, VA. He was born December 16, 1922 in West Pawlet, VT, to Lewis and Dorothy Tyacke Schlotterbeck. He and his wife, Margaret (Peg) McInnes were married on April 5, 1952 in Wakefield, MA. Walter was educated at Norwich University, the United States Military Academy at West Point (Class of 1948), and MIT, where he received his MS in Aeronautical Engineering.
Walter had a full career in the US Army, serving almost 30 years active duty. He received the Legion of Merit, Soldier’s Medal, Bronze Star with two oak leaf clusters, the Air Medal, the Joint Service Commendation and Army Commendation Medals, among other decorations. After retiring from the Army, he worked for another ten years before he and his wife retired to the Shenandoah Valley, Walter’s place of peace. He was an active volunteer for Belle Grove Plantation, the Woodstock Museum, the Ruritan Club, and a Hunter’s Education teacher. He was also regular visitor to the Valley’s many trout streams.
Walter is survived by his wife Peg; his brother Lewis C. Schlotterbeck and Lewis’s wife Elaine; his three children, Susan Carlson and her husband Dale, Karl Schlotterbeck and his wife Sue Wittenberg Schlotterbeck, and Eric Schlotterbeck and his partner Jonathan O’Conner; and his four grandchildren, Emily and Daniel Carlson and Sara and Jamie Schlotterbeck.
Walter will be remembered by all for his kindness, his smiling face and most recently his sweet voice in song.
A celebration of Walter’s life will be held on Saturday, August 28 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock, VA. A reception at Dale and Susan Carlson’s home will follow at 4:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Woodstock Museum, 104 S. Muhlenberg Street, Woodstock, VA 22664 or a charity of choice.