Walter “Mick” N. Walters, age 87 of Packwaukee, passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2015. He was born on February 18, 1928 in the Town of Packwaukee to Henry and Sylva (Nott) Walters.
Mick served in the US Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS Wright as a gunners mate during WWII. One of his fondest memories was traveling to view the WWII memorial on the honor flight in 2012.
An avid sportsman, Mick enjoyed hunting, fishing and just about anything to do with the outdoors. Planting trees of every variety was a spring ritual, followed by the annual Turkey season and a transition to gardening. He enjoyed “The Ponderosa” where he was known to raise a few fish, ducks and geese. Watching the spring nesting of wood ducks from his “spot at the table” was a real pleasure.
Well known for his kindness and generosity to others, Mick was always available to help. In his travels throughout the county he had been known to attend a few farm auctions where he always stood in the background and you were greeted with a smile and he left with a boxful of treasures. Each spring, Mick looked forward to attending the Harrisville Sportsman’s Banquet where stories were shared with family and friends.
An extraordinary deer hunter, he participated in the very first deer hunt in Marquette County and every season since. An avid trapper he could be found each fall in his boat on Buffalo Lake tending the trap line or in the pursuit of ducks or geese. Whether planting, hunting or fishing he always had his own way of doing things and eventually, through trial and error you learned his way was the right way. It was a true pleasure to have known him and an even greater pleasure to call him dad.
Survivors include his wife, Thelma; brother, Don Walters, Montello, WI; three sons, Douglas (Lora), Harrison,WI; Duane (Sue), Madison, WI; and David (Judy), Waterford, WI; three step daughters, Debbie Nelson, Oxford, WI; Susan Houslet (Len) Great Falls, MT and Vicki Tassler (Jon) Westfield, WI ; 14 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren: other relatives and many friends. Mick was preceded in death by his first wife, Geraldine (nee Steinhaus), two sisters, Romona Billings and Elaine Setzer and step daughter, Sally (Bob) Sengbusch.
A funeral service for Mick will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Steinhaus-Holly Funeral Home, Westfield with Rev. Gary H. Schultz officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Town of Packwaukee. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Steinhaus-Holly Funeral Home and on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the hour service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established for the Harrisville Sportsman Club. Steinhaus-Holly Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Westfield is serving the family. For online obituaries and condolences visit www.steinhaushollyfuneralhome.com
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