Walter Reginald Abraham Basting

July 28, 1932 - Sept. 6, 2008

Walter Reginald Abraham Basting of Delafield died Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, at age 76.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Emma Basting, and his sister, Betty (the late Donald) Lembke.

He was the loving husband of Marlene (nee Lembke); loving father of Lynn (John) Hesprich, Ruth, John Walter and Diane Basting; grandpa of Jacob and Ann; brother of Doris (Cliff) and Kathy (Dale); and brother-in-law of Russell (Phyllis), James (Sandi) and Thomas (fiancee Tracy). Wally will also be missed by his special cousin, Lillian; godsons, Mike Archie and Tim Ziebell; and many other family members and friends.

Wally worked in lumber sales at the old Delafield Lumber Co. and then at Merton Lumber Co. before retiring. He enjoyed fishing, reading and being with his family. He also enjoyed playing canasta with his grandchildren.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the noon celebration of life Wednesday, Sept.10, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 W. Bluemound Road (at highways J and JJ, four blocks south of Interstate 94), Waukesha. Interment to follow at Delafield Cemetery.

Church and Chapel Rudolph Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 827-0659 or visit to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.