Walter J. Llanas
Jan. 5, 1935 — Jan. 22, 2018
Walter J. Llanas, a longtime Waukesha resident, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Monday, January 22, 2018, at the age of 83. He was born in Lockhart, Texas, on January 5, 1935, the son of Amador and Rosa Llanas. On April 16, 1955, he married his beloved wife, Angie Sanchez.
Walter worked for many years at General Castings in Waukesha. He was a talented musician and an avid pool player. Walter was a great storyteller and wrote many short stories. He enjoyed his countless trips to Potawatomi, and it wasn’t to play bingo. He was most happy when he was with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, whom he cherished. Walter will always be remembered as a loving and patient father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend.
He will be sadly missed by his wife of almost 63 years, Angie of Waukesha and their children, Danny (Maureen) Llanas of Waukesha, Anita (Sam) Lindner of Waukesha, Eva (Todd) Mikolajczyk, Dude Llanas of Glendale, Samuel Llanas of Milwaukee and Rosie (Mario Pacheco) Llanas of Waukesha. He was the proud grandfather of Danny, Russell, Amy (Jason), Thomas, Rachel (Mike), Michael (Jennell), Karl, John, Krystal (Brian), James (Rachel), Austin (Kevin), Jake, Steven, Cole, Olivia, Vincent, Samantha and Hudson and great-grandfather of Danny, Desiray, Jayden, Christian, Skyler, Yovanni, Adelina, Dylan, Priscilla, Raelyn, Jacenda, Jaymus, Brooklyn, Bently and Mason. He is further survived by his brothers and sisters, Mary Marquez, Janie Marchan, Angelo Llanas, Inez (Carmen) Llanas, Pablo Llanas, Susie (Santos) Gomez and Charlie Llanas, his best buddies, Julian, Jimmy, Aurelio and Eva, Nicky, Joe L., Joe H., Pete, David, Freddy and Bobby, along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Amador and Rosa Llanas; son Thomas “Tomato”; grandson John; sisters Socorro, Fidela and Josephine; brothers Juan (Sara), Cristobal (Frances), Pedro and Isidro “Chilo”; sister-in-law Janie Llanas; brothers- in-law Frank Marchan and Alfredo Marquez; and nephew Luis Gomez.
The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Walter’s caregivers, Adina, Shawn and Marian, for their kindness, care, family support and compassion.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 28, from 3 p.m. until time of the 6 p.m. funeral service at the Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Deacon Jorge Benavente will preside. Graveside services will be held on Monday, January 29, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Cemetery. Please meet at the funeral home at 10:00 a.m. for closing prayers and the procession to the cemetery.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-5474035 or visit our website at www.randledable.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.