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Walter Drwal

Died: Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Age: 77
Walter Drawl of Goodrich, 77, died Tuesday, Apr. 4 at McLaren Regional Medical Center in Flint.

A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Apr. 8 at the Swartz Funeral Home, 1225 West Hill Road, Evangelist James Kratz, Priest David Lutz and Priest Dennis Montrull officiating. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the New Apostolic Church. Visitation will take place from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Friday, Apr. 7, as well as at 9 a.m. Saturday, Apr. 8, until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Walter was born in Detroit on Sept. 18, 1928. He married Reatha Darlene Nichols on December 1960 in Frankenmuth and was active in the New Apostolic Church. Walter owned several rental properties since the age of 26. With the help of his wife Darlene and son Darcy, he owned and operated The Berridge Hotel in downtown Flint for 27 years. He loved fishing, reading and enjoyed eating at Big Boy and Bob Evans Restaurants. In his youth, he was a Journeyman Electrician and served two years in the Naval Reserve.

Surviving are wife, Darlene; son, Dr. Walter R. and wife Christina Drwal; daughter, Melody Drwall of Florida; sons Darcy D. Drwal and Heidi of Burton, Dr. Jason M. Drwal and Kat of Iowa; grandchildren, Brandi, Jonathan, Nickolas, Alexandria, Heather and Alexis; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Bernice; granddaugher, Natalie Drwal; sisters, Eleanor Uhl, Cassandra Kolp and Dolores Whipple.
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