In Memory

Walter Shriner (Asst. Power & Rec Supt) - Class Of 1977

Walter T. Shriner


Walter Thomas Shriner died Sunday, March 19, 2006, after a long illness.  Walt, the son of Nellie and Jeff Shriner, was born July 8, 1923, near Spokane Washington.  His mother later married Roy Thompson and the family moved to Orofino.  Walt actively participated in sports at Orofino High School until he graduated in 1942.  Soon thereafter he joined the U.S. Army, where he served in Germany during WWII.  Upon his release from the army in 1945, he returned to Lewiston where he married his high school sweetheart, Margaret Mitchell.  They resided in Kooskia for two years before moving to Lewiston.  In 1950 and 1951 he again served in the U.S. Army, in Korea.

Upon his release from the army, Walt joined his wife and their two children in Lewiston.  He went to work at Potlatch and continued his career in the pulp and paper industry in Silsbee, Texas, Missoula, Montana, Crossett, Arkansas and Tamarach, Idaho before retiring to Lewiston in 1985.

Throughout his life Walt was known for the assistance he provided to friends and neighbors.

Walt will be very much missed by his family and friends. He is survived by Margaret, his wife of 61 years, and their children: son Loren of Missoula and daughter Peggy of Lewiston.

He was preceded in death by his brother Roy and sister Elva.

His family wants to thank the staff at the Idaho State Veterans Home in Lewiston for their loving care.

Cremation took place in Lewiston and at the request of Walt, there were no formal services.