Walter Russell Sigrist passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in Fairfax Virginia. Born on July 19, 1922, in the town of Elmington in Nelson County, Virginia, he was a son of the late Henry D. Sigrist and Eula Grace Bryant Sigrist. Throughout his 96 years he lived in Virginia, he resided in the counties of Fairfax, Fauquier, and Nelson. Walter was a proud member of the greatest generation. He served in the Army Air Corps and Army Infantry during World War II, in Germany and France. He married Ruby Powell, October 1946, and moved to the Washington, D.C. area. Walter and Ruby established residence in Fairfax in 1952 and raised four daughters. Walter was a member of the Washington Carpenters Union for 67 years. He was a member of Fairfax United Methodist Church for over 60 years. He was a member of the VFW Post 8469 in Fairfax Station Virginia, and the American Legion Post 17 in Shipman, Virginia. He leaves his four daughters, Nancy Burnett (Steve), Judy Sigrist, Barbara Sigrist, and Rita Cloutier (Alan); a grandson, Philippe Cloutier; a sister, Liz Dehnbostel of Ohio; a brother-in-law, James E. Powell (Virginia) of Faber, Virginia; and many nieces and nephews. A funeral will be held at Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel in Lovington, Virginia, Monday, May 27, 2019, at 2 p.m. with Pastor John P. Campbell officiating. Interment will follow at the Sigrist Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service on Monday. A memorial service will be held in Fairfax on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at the Fairfax United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of Walter Russell Sigrist to the Fairfax United Methodist Church, 10300 Stratford Ave., Fairfax, VA 22030, VFW Post 8469, 5703 Vogue Road, Fairfax Station, VA 22039, of American Legion Post 17, Box 22, Shipman, Virginia. Arrangements by Wells/Sheffield Funeral Chapel, Lovingston (434) 263-4097.

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