Walter L. Doty, III, passed away in Council Bluffs, on December 5, 2016.

He was born in Omaha, Neb., on September 9, 1947, to the late Walter, Jr. and Jane (Cox) Doty. Walter graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School with the class of 1965. He married Susan Scoular on November 22, 1968. Walter retired from MidAmerican Energy, as a Sub Station Supervisor after 38 years of service. Walter served in the US Army Reserves. His memberships include the Masons, Scottish Rite and Shriners. He had a love of classic cars, was a great artist known to draw on his children and grandchildren’s bedroom walls when they were young, and while at Hanson House and Risen Son, was known as a gentle soul.

In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his stepmother, Fern Beal; in-laws, Jack and Alice Scoular;  sister-in-law, Jackie Randolph,  Dennis Scoular Family;  great-nephew, Nathan Randolph. 

Survivors include  his wife, Susan of 48 years, of Council Bluffs; children, Wendy (Josh) Branan, of Avoca, Iowa, Walter L. “Skip” Doty, IV, of Council Bluffs;  grandchildren, Kyle, Kole and Kloe Branan, Walter “Benji” Doty, V., Nathan Miller-Doty, Emma Doty, and Nykkayta Wilson;  sister-in-law, Kathy (Steve) Manning, of Earlham, Iowa;  brother-in-law, Jimmy Randolph, of Prattville, Ala.; and aunt, Judy Whitesel, of Elkhorn, Neb.

Masonic Service Thursday, 6 p.m., with visitation to follow until 8 p.m. Celebration of Life service Friday, 11 a.m., all at the Cutler-O’Neill-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Park Chapel. A luncheon will follow at the Masonic Temple. Memorials will be directed by the family.

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Oh Sue I am so sorry for your lost and that of your family. I have such fond memories of Walt from good ole' Iowa Power! We worked pretty closely together when he had the Credit Manager stint. Remember when he got shingles! That was awful. He was such a good guy and deserved to have his "Golden Years" be more Golden! I will keep him and you in my prayers.

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