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Walter J Nace

Walter J Nace Walter J. "Butch" Nace, 69, passed away at York Hospital on November 28, 2017. He was born in Columbia to the late Frederick J. and Mary Jane Dinsmore Nace. He was a graduate of Eastern High School with the Class of 1966 and proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He later worked for and retired from Johnson Controls. Butch was active in and president of Chapter Y. of the Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 469 and V.F.W. Post 7045. He was a lifetime member of the Susquehanna Fish and Game Club and the Wrightsville Social Club. Butch was an avid hunter and member of the Untouchables Hunting Camp of Potter County. He also enjoyed visiting the beaches of DE and watching the Oakland Raiders and New York Yankees. Butch was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who adored his family.
Butch leaves behind his wife, Teresa Weaver Nace of Wrightsville; his son, Walter J. "Wally" Nace, II, husband of Christine Barnhart Nace of Lehigh Acres, FL; stepson, Jason, husband of Renee Lavetan of Red Lion; two grandchildren, Owen and Emma Lavetan of Red Lion; canine and feline companions, Buddy and Phoebe; many friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Norma Jean Messer.
Services for Butch will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, 519 Walnut St., Columbia, PA 17512. Burial will follow at Laurel Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends for visitation beginning at 10 a.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org or the York County SPCA, 3159 Susquehanna Trail, York, PA 17406. Arrangements by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc. Columbia/Landisville.

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