Walter G. Braunschweig Jr.

Feb. 4, 1924 – Jan. 27, 2010

On Jan. 27, 2010, Walter George Braunschweig Jr. died peacefully at West Park Hospital in Cody, Wyo.

Walter was born at the family home in Oconomowoc on Feb. 4, 1924, to Walter and Irma Braunschweig. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lee, the love of his life; and his daughter, Thea Pflanzer.

He is survived by his sons, Walter III of Cody and Percy (Ada) Smerek of Stonewall, Texas; his daughter, Priscilla Anderson of Milwaukee; his sister, Betty (Bernhard J.) Schumacher of Oconomowoc; his brothers, Robert of Loveland, Ohio, and John (Carole) of Darien, Conn.; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and his beloved companion Rascal.

 Walter worked for Waukesha Engine from 1944 until he retired in 1986. He and Lee left Wisconsin in 1989 and settled in Cody. After Lee died in 1995, he was joined by his son, with whom he enjoyed life until his passing. While in Wisconsin, Walter enjoyed bowling and dartball and, in Cody, he enjoyed fishing and dice games with family and friends.

He will be remembered by his family and friends as a kind, gentle, caring, loving and generous man who always put others before himself and expected nothing in return.

Cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will take place in Wisconsin at a future date. Memorials may be made to the Heart Mountain Volunteer Medical Clinic, P.O. Box 1155, Powell, WY 82435.

    "Shadows are falling and I’m running out of breath
    Keep me in your heart for awhile
    If I leave you it doesn’t mean I love you any less
    Keep me in your heart for awhile
    When you get up in the morning and you see that crazy sun
    Keep me in your heart for awhile
    There’s a train leaving nightly called when all is said and done
    Keep me in your heart for awhile" – Warren Zevon