Obit: Pietrzen, Walter J. Sr. “Wally” (1940 - 2022)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Pietrzen, Andruskiewicz, Taylor, White, Sumner
----Source: Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home (Owen, Clark Co., WI) 2/25/2022
Pietrzen, Walter J. Sr. “Wally” (29 September 1940 – 24 February 2022)
Walter “Wally” J. Pietrzen, Sr., age 81, of Owen, passed away on Thursday, February 24, 2022, Clark County Rehabilitation and Living Center in Owen under the tender care of hospice.
Wally was born on September 29, 1940, the son of Anthony and Harriet (Andruskiewicz) Pietrzen in Owen. He graduated from Owen-Withee High School in 1959. Wally was united in marriage to Marlene Taylor on August 27, 1960, in Stetsonville.
Wally worked at Kerry Ingredients as a drier operator. He also served as a volunteer fireman, policeman, and EMT in Owen-Withee for over 50 years. Wally and Marlene also had a band called “Wally’s Music Aires” and played all over the area from 1959-96. He also drove school bus, was a skid steer operator, mowed lawns and custodian at the school. Wally also loved to fish, especially salmon
Wally is survived by his wife of 61 years, Marlene; his son, Wally (Linda) Jr. of Eau Claire; a sister-in-law, Joan Pietrzen; three nieces: Cheryl White, Karen Pietrzen and Julie (Scott) Sumner. He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Amanda and two brothers: Anton and Eugene.
A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen. Family and friends are welcome from 11:00 a.m. until time of service Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Withee. Live stream will be available for those unable to attend on the Maurina Schilling Funeral Home Facebook page or after the service anytime on Facebook or the website.
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