Walter Sell

Adrian – Walter Dean (Walt) Sell, 67, of Adrian, Michigan, was born October 2, 1954, and passed away unexpectedly on April 13, 2022. He grew up on the family farm near Morenci, graduating from Morenci High School, where he enjoyed music and played in the school band.


After high school Walt tried several occupations including factory jobs, selling insurance, food service, working at a music store, and playing and singing in a band.  He always came back to his lifelong love of music. 

He studied and became an accomplished guitarist and composer.  He gave lessons and taught others to play the guitar.  Walt also enjoyed hunting for and playing vinyl records and adding them to his large collection.  He loved watching movies and could quote famous lines from many of them.  In later years, he spent much time studying the Bible and discussing it with others.


Walter is preceded in death by his parents Kenneth Sell and Lynette Studer Sell and brother-in-law Walter Wurst.  He is survived by his son Brenton Sell of Traverse City and Cadillac, Michigan; brother Roger Sell (Connie) of Napoleon, Ohio; sister Shirley Foreman (Neil) of Jersey Village, Texas; sister Delores Wurst of Saline, Michigan; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.


Visitation for Walt will be held at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home in Adrian on June 2, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., followed by a celebration of life service beginning at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Doug Leith officiating. Burial of cremains will be held in Lenawee Hills Memorial Park, Adrian.


You may send condolences to the family at Please consider donating to the Gideons International or Hospice of Lenawee in lieu of flowers. Arrangements have been entrusted to Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.