Richard L. Walters
Aug. 25, 1938 – Dec. 3, 2013
Richard L. Walters of Waukesha died Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at AngelsGrace Hospice surrounded by family at the age of 75. Richard was born Aug. 25, 1938, in McCook, Neb., the son of George and Amelia (Bauer). Richard learned his work ethic by spending his teenage years on a farm in Helenville. He was a 1956 graduate of Jefferson High School. Richard married BettyAnn (Smale) on June 17, 1961, at the Evangelical & Reformed United Church of Christ. Richard’s trade work was as a metal finisher and was a longtime employee of O.E.C.I. He retired after 12 years of employment with S.K. Williams Co. in Wauwatosa in 2002.
Richard will be deeply missed by his children, Dawn (Marty) Fix of Wausau, Janet (Jim) Horrell of Waukesha and Cynthia Bockman of Waukesha; his grandchildren, Jen (Josh) Boydston, Steven Fix, Scott Bockman, Matt Horrell and Cody Bockman; great-grandson, Jackson Boydston; and his siblings, Barbara (LeRoy) Frohmader, Gary Walters and Eddie (Kathy) Walters.
He was preceded by his parents; wife, BettyAnn; son, Keith; and infant son, Scott.
Visitation for Richard was held from 3 p.m. until the 6 p.m. funeral service Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. The burial took place at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at Prairie Home Cemetery.
The family would like to extend their appreciation to Jill for the compassionate care shown to Richard. In addition, the girls would like to thank the staff and volunteers at AngelsGrace for the compassionate care and love they not only gave their dad, but to us also.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to the Ronald McDonald House, 8948 W. Watertown Plank Road, Wauwatosa, WI 53226; or the AngelsGrace Hospice, W359N7430 Brown St., Highway P, Oconomowoc, WI 53066.
Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For an online obituary or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com, or call 542-6609.