Walter Otto Posselt, Born April 13, 1927 in Hartmannsdorf/Germany, perished unexpected November 8, 2013 in Tacloban City/Philippines during Typhoon Haiyan.
Walter was an inventor, pioneer and adventurer. He lived his life with zest to the fullest. Anything he did, he tackled with all his energy.
When he was 16 years old, he became a glider pilot and flew reconnaissance missions during World War II. He was captured and ended up in an American POW camp. After the war, he lived in Berlin where he became a technical engineer. He married Irmgard Kummer in 1951.
In the late 50’s they moved to southern Germany where they raised their three sons. It was there that Walter started his own very successful business, inventing and manufacturing a piece of office equipment that is still being produced and used to this day.
In 1970 the family decided to emigrate to Canada, where they eventually settled on the beautiful Home Creek Ranch in Cheslatta. Ranch life had its challenges, especially when they lived in an old one room log cabin with 4 people, assorted critters and no running water, telephone or hydro.
Over the following years, the family built fences, a large feedlot, barns, shops and a beautiful log home with indoor pool and sauna, in that order.
In the early 80’s Walter and Irmgard separated. About 10 years later, Walter left his old life behind him once again and moved to the Philippines. He eventually married Imelda Superales, with whom he lived happily until his untimely passing.
Walter was predeceased by his sister Hilde Schwerdtner and his eldest son Juergen. He is survived by his wife Imelda and her large family, his brother Kurt Posselt (Hedwig), sons Klaus (Angelika) and Frank (Ulrike), his grandchildren Peter (Shirley), Stephan (Lauren), Marc (Tunde), Hanna, Claudia (Tim) and Wolf and his great grandchildren David, Broden, Claire and Alera.
Walter will be missed by his family and many friends on three continents.
Soar the Skies!