Walter L. Kolb

May 6, 1941 — Sept. 22, 2014

Walter L. Kolb of Waukesha passed away Monday, September 22, 2014, with his loving family by his side at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee. He was born on May 6, 1941, in New York, N.Y., the son of Ludwig and Marianne Kolb.

Walter was an inventor extraordinaire and a business entrepreneur. Walter bought Wisconsin Ear Mold Company in Wauwatosa in 1966; this became a family business, his wife, Anita and son, Robert worked closely with him. In 1967, Walter invented the Audio Clarifier, which revolutionized TV and broadcasting.

Walter moved to Waukesha in 1984, where he joined the political arena and has been a County supervisor for the past 22 years. He was very active in the Town of Waukesha’s politics. In Walter’s free time, he enjoyed being at home with his family.

Walter will be sadly missed by his wife, Anita; son, Robert Ludwig Kolb; step-daughter, Stacey (Marcus) Skildum; and granddaughter, Michelle L. Kolb. He is further survived by his Audio Implements family, other relatives and many friends.

Walter was preceded in death by his parents.

The family would like to say a special thank you to the ICU staff at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee.

The visitation for Walter will be held from 2:30 p.m. until the time of the 7:00 p.m. funeral service on Thursday, September 25, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Walter’s name to a charity of the donor’s choice are appreciated.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 262-542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com.