Walter W. Dowe, 84
April 26, 1930 -- April 9, 2015
Walter Dowe, of Cedarburg, passed away surrounded by his loving family in the evening hours of Thursday, April 9, 2015, at Vitas Hospice Center in Wauwatosa. He was 84 years old.
Walter was born in Milwaukee on April 26, 1930, son of Walter H. Dowe and Karla Simonsen Dowe. Walter grew up in the Mequon area. He graduated from Cedarburg High School with the class of 1948. After high school, he served his country during the Korean Conflict in the U.S. Navy.
On June 23, 1954, he married Mary Johannes in Port Washington. Walter worked as a power plant engineer for many area manufacturers and also enjoyed helping out at his wife’s floral shop at Stonecroft. He was a member of St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church in Cedarburg, the Cedarburg American Legion Post 288 and was a car enthusiast.
Walter is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary, of Cedarburg and four children, Gary (Valerie) Dowe of Grafton, Suzanne (the late James) Champion of West Allis, Kristoffer (Cindy) Dowe of Plymouth and Mary (Inayat) Keval of Cedarburg. He is further survived by five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, April 18, at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Borgia North, 1375 Covered Bridge Road, Cedarburg. The family will receive visitors at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Father Guy Gurath will preside.
Walter will be laid to rest in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Port Washington. In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to the Cedarburg American Legion Post 288.
The Eernisse Funeral Home, Cedarburg, is honored to serve the family.
Online condolences may be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com.