Benjamin D. Walters, age 47, of Clare passed away suddenly on Sunday, August 3, 2014. Ben was a life resident of the Clare area and was employed by AT&T as a Telecom Technician. His community meant a lot to him. He had been a paramedic with the Clare County EMS, Gratiot County EMS, and with Mobile Medical Response for several years and had served as a Reserve Police officer for Clare P.D. He had been a member of the Clare Kiwanis Club, had coached several Girls Softball teams when his daughters had been involved, Big Brothers and Sisters, and was currently serving on the Clare City Planning Commission. Ben was always willing to lend a hand in any civic events. Ben loved the outdoors and the four seasons of Michigan. Every season you could find him and his friends, on the snowmobile trails, off -roading in the vehicle of the year, kayaking, and hunting. Most of all he loved spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include his life partner, Cheryl Yesney, his daughters, Kayla (Mark) Peacock of Farwell, Megan Walters (Justin Rodgers) also of Farwell, grandchildren, Shaw Rodgers, Max Henry, Clayton and Carter Peacock, his parents, Doug and Bonnie Jean Walters of Clare, and his sisters, Sherry (Randy) Wyman of Scottville, Jami (Steve) Newkirk also of Clare, the Yesney family Ronald, Ann, Keith, Ron & Amy, Bob and Gayl Cleereman and Lynn and Mick Heckert and many nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and friends.
A memorial service was held on Friday, August 8, at 11 AM at the First Baptist Church of Clare with his friend, pastor Doug Blackwell officiating. Friends were invited to meet with his family on Thursday, Aug. 7, from 5 to 8 PM at the Clare Chapel of Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to either the Clare Depot Restoration Project or the Clare County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited. If you are unable to attend, you are invited to leave the family an online condolence at www.stephenson-wyman.com