Walter C. Thumm
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Walter C. Thumm
  • March 29, 1925 - August 26, 2017
  • Alton, New Hampshire

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Walter Carl Thumm, 92, of Alton, NH passed away Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Harmony Homes Assisted Living in Durham, NH with his loving wife at his side.

He was born March 29, 1925 in Methuen, MA to the late Carl G. Thumm and Elsie F. Theilling Thumm.

In 1943, Walter enlisted in the United States Navy and proudly served his country until his Honorable Discharge in 1946. He served as a Motor Machinist's Mate First Class on landing craft in operations in North Africa and Southern France. He earned the World War II Victory Medal, the American Theater Medal, and the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Medal with 1 star and the Good Conduct Medal.

On June 7, 1952 he married his beloved wife Pauline Doris Ouellette in Methuen, MA. Together they celebrated over 65 wonderful years of marriage. He had various employment positions throughout his adult life, including his bus service in Alton, NH for a number of years, cottage and country store business and volunteer service with the Alton Volunteer Fire Department from 1975 to 1983.

In addition to his beloved wife, Pauline, Walter is also survived by his children, Micheal Walter Thumm (Patricia Ann Harrington Thumm) of Lexington Park, MD and Paula Marie Fuller (Mark J. Fuller) of Alton, NH; 5 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by his sister, Bernice Thumm Smith.

Calling hours will be from 12pm to 1:30pm on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Bennett Funeral Home, 209 N. Main St. Concord, immediately followed by a memorial service at 1:30pm. A committal service will be held at 3pm at the NH State Veterans Cemetery, 110 DW Hwy Boscawen.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Harmony Homes, 1 Stagecoach Rd Durham, NH 03824.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at https://www.BennettFuneral.com for the Thumm family.