Walter Lee Householder

1924 - 2020

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Walter Lee Householder, 96 of Findlay passed away at The Heritage on Thursday, October 29, 2020. He was born in Walbridge, Ohio on Oct. 5, 1924 to the late Lawrence and Verna (Tyson) Householder. On August 11, 1945, he married Norma Kemper and she survives. Walt is survived by a son, Todd (Diane) Householder of Dayton; daughter, Amy (Tim) Marshall of Findlay; daughter-in-law, Victoria Householder; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews (that he loved very much). A son, Michael along with six brothers, Kermit, Richard, Robert, Lawrence, Mervin and Melvin and four sisters, Elizabeth Smith, Ila Banbery, Jean Lee and Joesephene Clark preceded him in death. Walt was a graduate of Bloomdale High School and proudly served in the US Navy during WWII. He was a co-owner of BG Athletic Supply, an Industrial Arts teacher at Elmwood Schools and also served as a principal and coach within the Elmwood School System. Into retirement, Walt was a co-owner of Householder Construction. He was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church where he was active in the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed golfing and facilitating the annual "Uncle Walt Golf Classic". He enjoyed sports and was a fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes, the Cleveland Browns and the BGSU Falcons. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. The family would like to thank the staff of both Bridge Hospice and The Heritage for their care and compassion. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Michael the Archangel (Main Church) on Saturday, November 7, 2020 with Msgr. Michael Hohenbrink celebrant. Visitation will be held from 9:30-11:00am Saturday, November 7, 2020 prior to mass at the church, the family asks that all in attendance wear a mask and practice social distancing. Burial will follow in the church cemetery where the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad will present full military rites. Memorials can be directed to St. Michael Parish or Bridge Home Health & Hospice in his memory and online condolences can be shared by visiting

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church (East) [Map]
    Bright Road
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Saturday, November 7th 2020 9:30 - 11:00 AM

  • Mass of Christian Burial:

    Saturday, November 7th 2020 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church (Bright Road) [Map]
    750 Bright Road
    Findlay, Ohio 45840-2497

  • Final Resting Place:


  • Contributions:

    St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church
    750 Bright Road
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

    Bridge Home Health & Hospice

    15100 Birchaven Lane
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

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To : Amy and Tim Marshall
Date :Sunday, November 1st 2020
From : Deb and Randy McCoy
So sorry to hear about your dad. He and Mike are golfing now. What a blessed man to have 96 years of life on earth. I hope happy memories comfort you and you our family.

To : Todd and Diane Householder
Date :Sunday, November 1st 2020
From : Deb and Randy McCoy
Thinking of you and your family. Saddened to hear about your dad. Mike has his golfing buddy again! Hope good memories help you through this difficult time. Our dads would always laugh so hard when they talked about how your dad had to leave the gym because he threw a seat cushion at the ref at one of Mike's BB games!

To : The Householder's
Date :Tuesday, November 3rd 2020
From : The Garcia's
Our thoughts, prayers, and love all are with your family during this time. While we never were able to meet him, but he sounded like a wonderful man. Someone that people admired, respected, and learned life lessons from... just like our Grandpa and Mom's dad! May Angels lead him in... Love, The Garcia's

To : The Householder Family
Date :Thursday, November 5th 2020
From : Jeffrey Edward Banbury
I knew Uncle Walt all my life.
It was a pleasure to know him.
I am honored for the time he spent with me.
I will miss you uncle.
Jeff "jethro" Banbury

To : Todd and Diane Householder
Date :Friday, November 6th 2020
From : Steve Walsh
Todd and Diane,
I am heartily sorry for your loss. Sounds like your dad was a real hero and great man. May eternal rest with Christ our Lord be granted to him. May you and your entire family, especially Mom, find peace as he rets in heaven.

Steve Walsh