Walter J. Wichtoski, 93

Walter J. Wichtoski of West Bend died on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at his home at the age of 93 years. He was born on Aug. 23, 1920, in Milwaukee to the late Frank J. and Fannie (nee Miszewski) Wichtoski.

On May 5, 1945, he was united in marriage to Marion C. Bogenschild in Milwaukee. Marion predeceased March 24, 2000.

Survivors include six children, Mary Ellen Blohm of West Bend, Rose Ann (Tom) Martin of West Bend, James (Holly) of West Bend, Helen (George) Schwartz of West Bend, Susan (Edward) Vanderventer of Racine and Kay (Bob) Chalifoux of West Bend; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one brother Richard (Jean) and sister Janet (Clare) Wilson.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with burial following in St. Mary’s Cemetery (new). The family will greet relatives and friends at the church only on Saturday from 10-10:45 a.m.

Walter’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Tasha and the staff at Gentiva Hospice for the care given to Walter and the support shown to the family.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences available at