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“Jimmie & Paddy McKie ”
1 of 27 | Posted by: Jim McKie - Kerrville, TX

“Kendall, we are so sorry for your loss. Please know that we have you in our thoughts and prayers. ”
2 of 27 | Posted by: Ed & Linda Volek - TX

“C. D. and family, I want to express my deepest sympathy to you in your loss of Walter. Kenneth thought so much of him and always enjoyed seeing and...Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: Dixie Welch - Lufkin, TX

“I was saddened to hear of Walter's passing. I worked a number of years with Walter, CD and others who bring fond memories to this day. Walter was a...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: Linda Lehman Hajovsky - Austin, TX

“My name is Sandy Smith. I had the pleasure of sitting next to Walter in German class this past fall. I was the "new kid" in an established class...Read More »
5 of 27 | Posted by: Sandy Smith - Austin, TX

“I'm so sorry for your loss. I worked on Walter's computers for him at his house. He and Mary Ellen were two of the most wonderful people you could...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: Will Cooper - Dale, TX

“We just found out that Walter passed away. We'll miss him, especially at the "Stammtisch" of the German-Texan Heritage Society. He surprised us at...Read More »
7 of 27 | Posted by: Hans and Helga von Schweinitz - TX

“Barbara and I met Walter at Dan's Restaurant. We meet with Barbara's family there for breakfast weekly and they already knew Walter. I decided that...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: Jim and Barbara Beckett - Austin, TX

“Walter shared his positive outlook on life and his great humor with me many Sunday mornings at Bee Creek-UMC during these past few years that he...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: Gregory A. Young - Spicewood, TX

“We are sorry to hear about Walter's passing. Even though we havent seen each other in many years, The Carlile Clan expresses thier condolenscesBrenda...Read More »
10 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“My best wishes and sympathy go to all of Walter's family as I am sure there will be a great void which I know will be filled by many wonderful...Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: Kathy Sutton - Austin, TX

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of Mr. von Mertz. I work for Bank of America and he was, by far, my favorite customer. I looked forward to seeing...Read More »
12 of 27 | Posted by: Meaghan Hurley - austin, TX

“It has been along time since we have seen Walter, and he will be greatly missed. Walter, MaryEllen and all three kids were very good and blessed...Read More »
13 of 27 | Posted by: JoAnn Harrington and Jill Harrington Davis - TX

“I had the pleasure of working for Walter many years ago. He was a great boss and friend. I know he will truly be missed by family and friends. ”
14 of 27 | Posted by: Carol Cameron McDearmon - TX

“Walter: Alice and I have always loved and admired you.We especilly remember the rodeo we had with you and C D at our farm. We were casterating and...Read More »
15 of 27 | Posted by: Alice & Bill Ferrick - TX

“I so enjoyed spending time with Walter when I lived in Austin. I sometimes joined him, my dad (George Schutze), Ralph Goeth and Bill Jackson when...Read More »
16 of 27 | Posted by: Shari Schutze - Poulsbo, WA

“I am so sorry to learn that my dear friend and breakfast buddy from the Holiday House has passed away. Walter and Mary Ellen were rays of sunshine...Read More »
17 of 27 | Posted by: Laura Duggan - Austin, TX

“HELLO MY NAME IS JUDY STONE CADEMY FATHER RAY STONE WORK WITH WALTERFOR MANY YEARS AT WALTER TIPS. AND SO DID MY FATHER IN LAW WAYNE TEGGE. I'M...Read More »
18 of 27 | Posted by: JUDY CADE - AUSTIN, TX

“It was a joy working with Walter at Walter Tips for 23 years. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
19 of 27 | Posted by: Gene and Carlyn Hall - Round Top, TX

“Condolences from the family of Fred P. VanZandt. ”
20 of 27 | Posted by: M. LaFaye Holmes-Wilson - Austin, TX

“Carl, I was surprised to hear of your brother's death. It was good to see the love between you two. Isn't it wonderful that Christians never say...Read More »
21 of 27 | Posted by: Gloria Olney - TX

“Carl, May God give you peace during this season of sadness. JoAnn & Vernon Goldston ”
22 of 27 | Posted by: JoAnn Goldston - TX

“I was very sorry to hear of the passing of Walter as you will miss his presence here with you. Praises be to God however,as Walter joins the heavenly...Read More »
23 of 27 | Posted by: Esther Gooderl - Georgetown, TX

“My dad, Bill Jackson, worked with Walter for many years at Walter Tips. He mentioned Walter to me several times and I know he enjoyed meeting with...Read More »
24 of 27 | Posted by: A friend

“I did not know Walter but I do know Carl and Carmen from First Baptist Church, Georgetown. From reading the other entries in the guest book, it...Read More »
25 of 27 | Posted by: Bob Baird - Georgetown, TX

“We were so sorry to hear of the sudden loss of Walter. We only met him once...just a few weeks ago when he and his daughter visited our church with...Read More »
26 of 27 | Posted by: Bob and Jane Jones - Cedar Park, TX

“We grieve the passing of our true friend, Walter von Merz. We will always remember his kindness, humor,and wit. Walter had had a near-death...Read More »
27 of 27 | Posted by: Matt & Linda Masters - Austin, TX


Walter passed away in the comfort of his home on New Year's Eve. He was born March 20th 1929 in Munich Germany. He came to Austin in 1939 with his Mother, Catherine, and brother, C.D., where he has lived his entire life. His father, Carl, joined the family in Austin in 1952 from Germany. Dad was a Father to three children, daughter Julie, sons Bill and Kendall. He enjoyed many things in life. He was an excellent musician and played the piano and was a great guitar picker. He had a single engine pilot's license, was an excellent photographer, and loved to fish. In the "old days" he and his brother C.D. traveled all around Central Texas on horseback competing in local rodeos in bull dogging and calf roping. He worked his entire life for the Walter Tips Company in Austin, TX until he retired as President. He was an active and long term member of Austin Downtown Rotary. In addition to his family, Dad leaves behind a great number of friends. He enjoyed an early breakfast every day with his friends as they met at Dan's Hamburgers. He is well known throughout Austin for his sense of humor. He loved to tease the wait staff with his request for "Lipton's Red Label on the rocks". He was preceded in death by his lifelong friend and wife Mary Ellen and his parents Carl and Catherine von Merz. He is survived by daughter Julie Parker and her daughter Melissa, son Bill Thompson and wife Teresa, son Kendall Collier and wife Cindy and their children Walter and Lindsey; brother C.D. and his wife Carmen; and many beloved family members. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, January 4th at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar. Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday in the Weed-Corley-Fish Chapel followed by interment at Capital Parks Cemetery in Pflugerville.