Walter ‘Wally’ Leverenz

Jan. 31, 1932 — July 18, 2014

Walter ‘Wally’ LeverenzWalter “Wally” Edgar Leverenz, age 82, of Whitewater, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014, at his home. Wally was born in Eagle on Jan. 31, 1932, the son of Edgar and Angeline (Sager) Leverenz. He graduated from Mukwonago High School in 1950.

Wally served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 until 1955 during the Korean conflict.

On November 29, 1968, Wally married Joyce Reuteler.

Wally worked for Waukesha Engine for 43 1/2 years. Wally was a volunteer with the Palmyra Fire Department from 1965 until 1985. He was a member of the First English Lutheran Church, Whitewater and a 30-year member and charter member of the Palmyra Lions Club. Wally enjoyed golfing at the Whitewater Country Club and woodworking.

Surviving are: his wife, Joyce Leverenz, of Whitewater; children, Gail Beach, Hunington, Ind.; Daniel Leverenz, Minnesota; Jeanne (Raymond) Malson, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Shelley Bertzyk, Killeen, Texas; and Terrie Leverenz of Waukesha; grandchildren, Chad Beach, Angie Herrera, Jamie Sue Fieser, John and Becky Malson, Joshua (Abby Swift) Leverenz, Hannah Still, Ben Colon, Zachary Hibbard, and Brittany Colon; great-grandchildren Gregory, Shane, Emily, and Sam. He is further survived by his sister, Ethel Nobel of New Berlin, and two brothers-in-law, Earl (Sue) Reuteler of Mukwonago and Dennis (Kathy) Reuteler of East Troy.

Wally was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Donald; and daughter Cheryl Deegan.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 26, at 11:00 a.m. at the First English Lutheran Church, 401 W. Main St., Whitewater, with Steve Hanson officiating. Friends may call after 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 26, at the church until the time of the services.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a memorial to the First English Lutheran Church in Whitewater, Rainbow Hospice of Jefferson, or to the Whitewater Fire and Rescue Squad.

Nitardy Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, visit www.nitardyfuneralhome.com or call 920-563-5898.