Arnold Walter, 83|
Arnold “Arnie” John Walter passed away peacefully at home in the
presence of his family on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at the age of 83
years. He was born on June 7, 1930, in Hartford to Raymond and Margaret
(nee Schmidt) Walter.
Arnold is preceded in death by his wife Judith (nee Fried), parents
Raymond and Margaret, brother Norman, and close cousins Harvey Schmidt
and Andy Weninger. Arnold is survived by his children David (Christine)
and Julieann Walter; grandchildren Stephanie (Joseph) Heather, Andrew
and Alexandra Walter, Andrea and Sgt. Christopher Luke (U.S. Army
Reserves), and Brent Walter; and great-grandchildren Little Joe, Joey,
Matthew and Zachary Heather. He is further survived by his brother
Robert (Beverly) Walter, sister-inlaw Dona Walter, cousin Herbie
(Dorothy) Schmidt aunt Jeanette (Walter) Reis and many nieces, nephews,
relatives and dear friends.
Arnold talked often of his childhood on the family farm inside the
Allenton/ Hartford area. He worked at American Motors Corp. for 10
years. He then went on to work for the Brown Deer Fire Department and
retired after dedicating 25 years of service to the community.
Arnold enjoyed AMC cars, Nash cars, and antique farming equipment,
especially John Deere and Allis Chalmers tractors. Arnold remained very
active his entire life. He loved biking, jogging and cross-country
skiing. Arnold was an accomplished ballroom dancer. He was also an avid
hunter throughout his life.
Gathering will be from 5-6:15 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at
Resurrection Catholic Church, 215 Main St. in Allenton. A Memorial Mass
of Christian Burial for Arnold will be at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31,
2014, at the church. Inurnment will take place at Sacred Heart Cemetery
in Allenton at a later date.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to dear family
friends Mel and Sheri Hilger for their longtime friendship. Arnold
served as the best man at their wedding.
They would also like to thank fellow firefighters Tom Batzler and Fred
Dorpat for their loyal friendship throughout the years.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; (262)