Emile John “Sonny” Walther, Jr. - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Emile John “Sonny” Walther, Jr.

April 26, 1932 - January 7, 2024

Emile John “Sonny” Walther, Jr., age 91, of Townsend, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, January 7, 2024.

Born in Wilmington, DE on April 26, 1932, he was the son of the late Emile John and Edna (Walker) Walther, Sr. Sonny made his career as an Ironworker at the Local 451 for 30 years until his retirement.

A true outdoorsman, Sonny enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed going golfing. Most of all, Sonny loved spending time with his dog, Terra and his family.

In addition to his parents, Sonny was preceded in death by his loving wife, Marian “Jane” Walther, who he was married to for 49 years; son, John Walther; and granddaughter, Samantha Walther. He is survived by his children, Jimmy Walther, Lawrence Walther (Pam), and Barbie Walther; grandchildren, Tammy, Jeanette, Melissa, Larry, Amanda, Joseph, Emily, Anna, Olivia, and John, Jr.; 18 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Thursday, January 11, 2024, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in St. Georges Cemetery, Kirkwood-St. Georges Road, St. Georges, DE.


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6 Condolences for Emile John “Sonny” Walther, Jr.

  • So sorry for your loss guys. My condolences to you all.

  • So many wonderful memories with aunt Jane and uncle Sonny at the farm house. I am praying for all to find peace at this time. Love you all

  • I am sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for you and your family.

  • So very sorry for your loss..Sonny was a good man and will be missed.

  • Our Condolences. We heard the news with sadness but celebrate in prayer knowing Sonny is now with his true love again. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with his Family.

  • So very sorry for your loss..My prayers are with all of you 💔🙏💕