Walter was born April 9, 1932 in Lincoln Park, Mich. to Elizabeth (Zakhar) and Frank Walter Haynack. His mother died in 1939 and his father later married Louella Haynack.
Walter married Margaret (Guthrie) March 16, 1957. He is survived by his wife and their two daughters, Elizabeth Ann Haynack (husband John Wertz) of Arizona and Lisa Kim Haynack of Montana; granddaughters, Katie Happ and Lauren Fortney (husband Trent Ehnes), all of Arizona; two brothers, Edwin Haynack of Michigan and Alfred Haynack of Arizona; sisters, Loretta Stewart, Delores (Bill) Denman, Dawn (John) Wilson, Kris Holt, all of Arizona.
Walt graduated from Big Beaver High school in Michigan in 1950. He served in the Army from 1952-1954 during the Korean War.
Walt worked at Motorola Inc., in Phoenix & Mesa, Arizona for 32 years from 1962 - 1994 when he retired and moved to Ferndale, Wash. He moved to Thompson Falls in 2008.
Walt and Marge moved to Arizona in 1959. They loved the Southwest and Northwest. Walt and Marge had several things in common. Their yards were always a gardener's paradise. They purchased a cab over camper and spent their vacations traveling around to all the National Parks, hiking in the Canadian Rockies, on up to Alaska. Shake the car/truck keys and away they went.
All of their homes were Walt’s castle with fruit trees, veggie gardens, flowers and bird feeders.
In Arizona Walt would throw the seeds around his watering hole for the birds and rabbits. Birds would be waiting for him. They'd come down and all around him as he spread the seeds. Some even took seeds from his hand.
In Montana, Walt had a golf cart he drove all around the property with all his gardening tools, etc. and also some apples he'd munch on and then throw them over the fence for the deer. One day he was out by the fence putting some rocks around, the deer see him there by the golf cart and three came over to the fence, watching, and I'm sure they were thinking, "Hey, Hey where's the apple cores?" No animals, birds, kitties, etc. were afraid of Walt. We shall miss him dearly.
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