William J. Halter Sr.

William J. Halter Sr., 89, of Anna, died at 9:10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017.

He was born on Jan. 2, 1928, the son of John and Lillie Andres Halter.

He married Kathryn Haney on June 24, 1954.

He served in the Illinois Army Reserves as a first lieutenant and in the Missouri National Guard as second lieutenant. He attended Southeast Missouri State University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in education. He then went on the receive his master’s degree from Southern Illinois University.

He taught industrial engineering for many years at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. He coached football and golf and was accredited for starting the A-J golf team. When he retired from teaching, he became a broker for Classic Properties and sold real estate. He was president of Union County Country Club and a PGA member. He was on the FLW fishing circuit for many years. He was a past exalted ruler at Anna Elks Lodge No 1641. He was also a founding member and treasurer of the Knights of Columbus at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Anna.

He is survived by his wife, Kathryn of Anna; sons William J. (Judy) Halter Jr. of Anna and Thom Halter of Anna; two grandchildren, Amanda and Will; one great-grandchild, Aubrey; nieces and nephews; and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and by two sisters, Josephine Cowell and Dorothy Bloomfield.

Funeral Mass was at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 18, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Anna, with Father Federico Higuera officiating. Inurnment was in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Cape Girardeau.

Memorials can be made to the A-JCHS golf team or to St. Mary’s Church and will be accepted at the funeral home and church.

To view the full obituary or to leave an online condolence for the family, visit www.crainsonline.com.

Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements.

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