Betty L. (Walter) Grieser, 92, of Archbold, Ohio passed away peacefully to her
eternal home on September 23, 2020 at CHP Hospice in Defiance, Ohio. She was
born at home in Waterville, Ohio, on May 5th , 1928 to Samuel Clyde and Fannie Mae
Walter. She graduated from Waterville High School and worked on her parents’
dairy farm. Betty loved baking, gardening, and managing the LeBe Poultry Farm
while caring for her children. She also enjoyed long walks while hunting
mushrooms in the woods behind their farm. Betty demonstrated a keen sense of
humor frequently, with practical jokes and riddles that she shared with many. Betty
worked at Sauder Woodworking 15 years prior to her retirement in June 1995.
Betty was baptized at 11 years of age in a small country church in Providence, Ohio.
She was a charter member of Zion Mennonite Church while living in Archbold. After
moving to Wauseon, she actively attended Crossroads Evangelical Church, where
she was re-baptized and worshiped, until establishing her residence at Fairlawn
Haven, where she continued her faith journey by attending chapel services.
Betty was preceded in death by her late husband Leon (Smokey), and son Philemon.
Leon and Betty celebrated 55 years of marriage. The couple met at Lugbill Livestock
Auction on a trip that Betty took with her father to sell market animals. They were
married on October 24 th , 1947, and were blessed with eight children. She was the
loving mother to Philemon, (Connie), Kalamazoo, MI; Carmilla (Ed) Nafziger,
Archbold; Jim, Archbold; Don (Dick Gibb), Bloomfield Hills, MI; Ed, Hesston, KS;
Donna Augustine, Maumee; Max (Bev), Camden, MI; and Patricia (Homer) Miller,
Stryker. She has 21 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren and 4 great-great
Also, preceding her in death were her parents Clyde and Fannie Walter, siblings
Lillian (Bill) Payne, Anne (Robert) Marx, Nellie (Harold) Schuldt, Dorothy (Bruno)
Boehk, Katie (Ed) Musty, Pearl (John) Bergman, Charles (Ruth) Walter, Robert
(Donna) Walter, Mae (Eric) Davis, infant brother Paul Walter, Bill Walter, and
grandson, Jeffrey Pach.
Due to Covid-19, there will be a private graveside service. Internment will be at
Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Providence Township, Ohio. Those wishing to share a memory or make
online condolences may do so by visiting www.grisierfh.com. Memorials may be
given to Fairlawn Haven, Archbold, Ohio or CHP Inpatient Hospice Center,
Defiance, Ohio. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon has been entrusted with the arrangements.