Obit: Walter, Mildred (1920 - 2008)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Walter, Stancl, Stochek, Sobczak, Pietrzaz, Trybula, Pace, Resong, Kuchenbecker, Puffer, Barbeau

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) April 16, 2008

Walter, Mildred (16 April 1920 - 14 April 2008)

Mildred Walter, 87, Neillsville, died Monday, April 14, 2008, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield.

Mildred Walter was born April 16, 1920, in Spencer, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Stancl) Stochek. She received her education at the Spencer School. She was united in marriage June 2, 1942, to Eugene J. Walter at Christ the King Catholic Church in Spencer. In 1950, they took ownership of the family farm and farmed there until 1971. They then moved six-tenths of a mile down the road to their second farm and farmed there until 1992 when they moved off the farm to their home on River Avenue.

Mildred was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and a member of the PCCA. She enjoyed being a housewife. She also enjoyed gardening, fishing playing cards, crafting and visiting with family and friends.

She is survived by seven children, Barbara (Dennis) Sobczak, West Bend, Joan (James) Pietrzaz, Shakopee, MN, Eugene (Judith) Walter, Jr., Granton, Francis (Judith) Walter, Neillsville, Stephen (Peggy) Walter, Neillsville, Rebecca (Francis) Trybula, Neillsville and Christopher Walter, Thorp; 18 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene, August 21, 2003; a grandson Daniel Walter; and her parents.

The Mass of Christian Burial for Mildred will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 18, 2008, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville. The Celebrant will be the Very Reverend Woodrow H. Pace. Music will be provided by Ronald Resong, organist, Rita Kuchenbecker, soloist, and St. Mary’s Choir. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville.

Casket bearers are James Walter, Mark Walter, Robert Walter, Timothy Walter, Eric Sobczak, Dr. Douglas Puffer, Nathan Barbeau and Adam Trybula.

Memorials in Mildred’s name may be directed to the Special Olympics Neillsville, 401 Center St. Neillsville, WI 54456.

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Mildred’s family with funeral arrangements.



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