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Walter Covert, 95, of Rockford, passed away on January 30, 2018. He was born on May 9, 1922 in Cherry Valley, IL, the son of Harry M. and Cora (Shipe) Covert. Walter graduated from Central High School. He married Margaret Nielsen on May 10, 1941. She predeceased him in October of 1994. He later married Darlene Erbe on December 12, 1998 and she predeceased him on February 6, 2015. Walter worked for Muller Pinehurst Dairy as an engineer. He served in the United States Army during World War II and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his children, Karl (Patricia) Covert, Karen (Howard) Bushman, and Wendy Gatshall; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great great-grandchildren; brother, Lyle (Nylene) Covert; and sister, Elizabeth Collins. Predeceased by a daughter, Shirley Czubachowski, and grandson, K.C.
Services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 3, 2018 in Trinity Lutheran Church, 200 N First St., Rockford, with Rev. Dr. Loren Nielsen officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 10:45 am prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Shriners/Rockford, 7910 Newburg Rd., Rockford, IL 61108. Arrangements by Olson Funeral & Cremations Services, Ltd.

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