Walter John Nagel

Age 65, of Owosso, passed away on July 4, 2024 surrounded by his loving family. In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family on Walter’s Tribute Wall at

Walter John Nagel was born on October 10, 1958, in Flint, Michigan, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter and Mary (Boyd) Nagel. He attended Williamsport High School in Maryland and after graduation moved to Owosso,Michigan. Wally was a proud and loyal UAW member for almost 30 years at GM Delphi Automotive in Flint until his retirement in 2006.

Wally enjoyed fishing, playing cards, being at the lake and cruising around in his Jeep Wrangler. He was a devoted MSU Spartan fan and loved watching the Chicago Bears, MSU and Norte Dame football games.

Wally loved the out doors. During his later years, he enjoyed walking around Owosso and talking to everyone! He always had a smile on his face and a fondness for everyone he met. He never said any unpleasant words about anyone and often returned home from his walks with sweet treats for his grandchildren and dog bones for the puppies.

Surviving Walter is his son; Michael (Jen) Nagel, daughter Karrie (Travis) VanPoppelen, sister Julia (Gary) MacDonald, brother Theodore Nagel, ten grandchildren , two great-grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Walter is preceded in death by his parents, Walt and Jan Nagel of Tawas City, Michigan.

A celebration of his life will be Saturday July 27,2024 at the Comstock Inn in Owosso- 300 East Main Street from 2-6 pm. Mass of Remembrance will be Friday December 27 , 2024 at 9:00am at St. Paul Catholic Church, 111 N. Howell St., Owosso, Michigan. Final resting at Tyrone Memorial Gardens, Fenton, Michigan.

The family extends a very special thank you to the staff and caregivers of Welcome Home Assisted Living of Owosso and Swan Hospice of Flint, Michigan. Your kindness, care and support will never be forgotten!

Walter’s obituary was written by his loving family.


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  1. Paul Stewart on July 10, 2024 at 1:23 pm

    Sorry to hear this Wally was a very nice and generous man. Always glad to see you and quick to say hello. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  2. Stephanie Orweller on July 10, 2024 at 2:44 pm

    Thank you for sharing your wally with us. He was a true joy to be around and I miss him already! He was one of a kind. Miss you my favorite guy ❤️ sending you all hugs.

  3. N on July 10, 2024 at 4:02 pm

    Sending my condolences to his family and friends. I pray that God keeps you during this difficult time. Rest easy Wally. 💜

  4. Michele Harris Dawson on July 10, 2024 at 5:57 pm

    My deepest sympathy and prayers for Teddy and all of the family. Wally was a great guy and will be remembered fondly. May God comfort you during you time of grief. Wally will always be in your hearts and memories. Bless you all.

  5. Joey on July 10, 2024 at 9:06 pm

    Wally was a beautiful man, wish I could have met him sooner. Then found out he hung with my older sister. He really was an angel and so so sweet. He will be missed and remembered forever. Peace to his family ,🙏❤️🕉️

  6. Phil on July 12, 2024 at 8:16 pm

    Wally was a wonderful person.. Rest in peace 🙏.

  7. Cindy (Miller) Hauver on July 14, 2024 at 7:28 am

    My sincere condolences to Julie and the entire family for the passing of Wally. He and my brother jay were great friends in high school and even lived at my parents home for awhile. He was a kind and gentle soul and a joy to be around. May he rest in peace.

  8. Tina and Lee Draper on July 22, 2024 at 7:40 am

    Wally. So many great memories. Living with Lee and Jay his senior year here in Williamsport really did make him a part of their families.
    We all were saddened to hear of his passing.
    Sending love and prayers to all, Julie.
    Tina and Lee Draper

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