Arville Walt | Obituaries | The daily object

Arville (Les) Walt, 96, of Sunbury, died on February 16, 2022.
He was born in Sunbury, April 8, 1925, the son of the late Jacob and Catherine (Zimmerman) Walt.
He attended schools in the Sunbury area. At 17, he enlisted in the army, where he became a combat medic in the 35th Infantry Division. He served in the European theater of World War II, stationed in Saint-Lô, near Normandy. Because of this time spent in France, in 2010 he was honored at the French Embassy, ​​as a recipient of the Chevalier, Légion d’Honneur.
After his military service, he worked as a farmer and for the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 542, as a heavy equipment operator.
His passion in life was the land he cultivated. The farm was historically registered as a Bicentennial Farm, as it has been in its lineage since 1805. It was where he was born and lived his entire life, minus his time in the military. Because of this, he was somewhat of a local historian of all things Rockefeller Township. His hobbies included his Farmall tractors and attending farm auctions with his friends and family.
Surviving are two girls; Scarlet Stout and Leslie Bingaman and her husband Ronald; four grandchildren; Angelic Hess and her husband Brian, Tracy Trometter and her husband Bill, Amber Frace and her husband Jim, Chad Bingaman and his wife Lisa; seven great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law and one sister-in-law, Kenneth and RuthAnn Stahl.
In addition to his parents, Arville was predeceased by his wife, Virginia; brothers, Elmer, Daniel, Alfred and John; sisters, Eva Bittinger and Lila Lahr, and a great-grandson, Kase Bingaman.
On Friday February 25 at 11 a.m. a funeral service will be held with military honors at Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington. A celebration of life will follow at noon at Amazing Grace Community Church, 138 Leed St., Northumberland. The family invites everyone to join us at one or both gatherings.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made in Arville’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project at https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate.
Arrangements from the David W. Blank Funeral Home, Sunbury.

Published on February 19, 2022