Walter Robert #1 (1928 - 2006)
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Surnames: Wirkuty, Blood, Freezy
----Sources: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) August 22, 2006
-Wirkuty, Walter Robert (10 July 1928 - 20 Aug. 2006)
LOYAL -- Walter Wirkuty, 78, of Loyal, died Sunday, Aug. 20, 2006, at his son's residence on Highway K in Loyal.
Walter Robert Wirkuty was born on July 10, 1928, in Pewaukee. He is the son of Anton and May (Blood) Wirkuty, and attended Lincoln School in the town of York and Loyal High School. He was united in marriage to Maureen Freezy on Dec. 8, 1951, in Neillsville, Wis. They farmed in the Pittsville, Chili, Arpin and Thorp areas and on Highway K in Neillsville, Wis. Since 1999, Walter and Maureen had owned and operated the Loyal Drive-In.
He is survived by his wife, Maureen; two sons, Justin (Suzette) Wirkuty of Mobridge, S.D., and Doug (Melinda) Wirkuty of Loyal; eight grandchildren, including step-grandchildren; two brothers, Leland (Gloria) Wirkuty and Alvin (Alice) Wirkuty, both of Neillsville, Wis.
A graveside service for Walter will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday at the Neillsville City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville, Wis. Military Rites will be accorded by the Loyal American Legion Post 175.
The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.
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