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Serving The Community With Honesty And Integrity Since 1894

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Staff members of Walter Funeral Home are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors.

Walter Funeral Home

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Michael Johnson Funeral Director, Owner walterfuneralhome@bex.net

Michael graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1978.  He has had the unique privilege of serving Toledo families for 38 years here at Walter Funeral Home.  "I will be forever grateful to my mentors, Leeland Lamb and Paul Mathewson, for taking me under their wings and sharing their knowledge and experiences with me".  Mike and his wife Barbara have two children, Matthew and Katie, and three awesome grandsons, Graham, Charlie and Wesley.

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P. Eric Mathewson Funeral Director/Owner walterfuneralhome@bex.net

Born and raised in south Toledo, Eric is a graduate of E.L. Bowsher High School.  He attended the University of Toledo where he earned his Bachelors Degree in Business Administration in 1990 and then was a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.  Eric worked under his father, Paul Mathewson, starting in high school and untill his passing in 2001.  He has also served as a Firefighter/EMT for the Monclova Township Fire Department from 2000-2015. He has two beautiful young daughters, Hannah and Abigail, that currently are students at Anthony Wayne High School where they are both active members of the Anthony Wayne Marching Generals Band.  

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Don Kleis Funeral Director's Assistant

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Phyllis Foos Office Assistant

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Michael Johnson

Funeral Director, Owner

Michael graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1978.  He has had the unique privilege of serving Toledo families for 38 years here at Walter Funeral Home.  "I will be forever grateful to my mentors, Leeland Lamb and Paul Mathewson, for taking me under their wings and sharing their knowledge and experiences with me".  Mike and his wife Barbara have two children, Matthew and Katie, and three awesome grandsons, Graham, Charlie and Wesley.

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P. Eric Mathewson

Funeral Director/Owner

Born and raised in south Toledo, Eric is a graduate of E.L. Bowsher High School.  He attended the University of Toledo where he earned his Bachelors Degree in Business Administration in 1990 and then was a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.  Eric worked under his father, Paul Mathewson, starting in high school and untill his passing in 2001.  He has also served as a Firefighter/EMT for the Monclova Township Fire Department from 2000-2015. He has two beautiful young daughters, Hannah and Abigail, that currently are students at Anthony Wayne High School where they are both active members of the Anthony Wayne Marching Generals Band.  

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Don Kleis

Funeral Director's Assistant
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Phyllis Foos

Office Assistant