Walter Frederick Nemacheck, 98, died Monday afternoon, March 17, 2008, at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility in Ishpeming following a short illness.
Walter was born October 16, 1909, at Bessemer, Michigan, the second son of Frank D. and Eleanor (Brooks) Nemacheck. His twin brother, Alton Josiah, died shortly after their birth. He was raised in Bessemer and was a 1927 graduate of A.D. Johnston High School. He continued his education at Lawrence College in Appleton, Wisconsin, graduating in 1932 with a Bachelors degree and major in physics and chemistry.
He returned to Bessemer after graduation and began teaching high school science classes at his alma mater. On August 9, 1938, he married fellow teacher Elizabeth Ethel Rosemurgy at the Bessemer Methodist Church.
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