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Walter A. Lirot

January 21, 1931 ~ December 22, 2019 (age 88)

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Walter A. Lirot peacefully passed away at the age of  88 on Friday, December 20, 2019 at GlennPark of Defiance.  He was born on January 21, 1931 in Bryan, Ohio to Theresa & Isadore Lirot. He had 11 siblings and six children. Two of his children, Christopher and Jennifer have preceded his death.  

Walt studied business in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  During the Korean war he was stationed in Shefford, England and worked in the capacity of a Cryptographic Operator.  He was the Personnel Director at John’s Manville until 1989.  He was a devoted member of St. John Catholic Church in Defiance. An avid golfer, Walt was a member of Auglaize Country Club and spent many a good day on the golf course with good friends and loved ones. Remarkably, he holds 4 hole-in-ones!  

Walt will be sadly missed by his children; Theresa, Phillip, Andrea and Eric, as well as his nine grandchildren, his brother Alfred, and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance, with a Vigil Service at 7:30 pm.  The mass will be held at St. John Catholic Church at 11:00 am  on Friday, January 3, 2020, with Fr. Eric Mueller officiating.  Burial will follow the service at Riverside Cemetery, with military graveside rites accorded by VFW #3360.

Memorials are suggested to St. John's Catholic Church. Online condolences can be given at

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January 2, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Schaffer Funeral Home
529 Jefferson Ave
Defiance, Ohio 43512

Mass of Christian Burial
January 3, 2020

11:00 AM
St. John Catholic Church
510 Jackson Ave
Defiance, Ohio 43512

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