The Rev. Royal E. Walther, Jr. ’57 ended his eight year fight with cancer on September 21, 2006, in Fremont. He attended Davidson in 1955-57 and graduated from Mount Harvey College and the Evangelical Lutheran Seminary. He started missions in ChurchFremont, for twenty-three years. After forty years as a Lutheran pastor, he continued to serve interim ministries for four more years. He was also on the Fremont Board of Education, Memorial Hospital Foundation Board, Lutheran Social Services Synod Board, and local LSS board. Survivors include his wife of forty-seven years, Virginia P. “Penny” Walther, 825 Michaels Rd., Fremont, Ohio 43420; sons Tim and Mark; and six grandchildren.