Walter Welk

Date of Death: Oct 21, 2017
Walter Welk

1956 - 2017

Walter Welk, Jr., 61, of Waupun passed away October 21, 2017.

Walter was born October 1, 1956 in Waupun, the son of Walter and Gertrude Hodgins Welk. On June 5, 1982 he married Florence Gawel in Waupun. He retired from AT&T in October of 2017. He loved hunting out west, riding his Harley, and most of all fixing and re-painting motorcycles for others. Walter especially loved spending time with his grandkids.

Walter is survived by Florence Welk of Fond du Lac; two daughters: Stacy Welk of Waupun, and Whitney Welk of Waupun; a son, Fred Welk and special friend, Taylor Coombs of Wisconsin Rapids; four grandchildren: Quinton William and Karlee Anne Welk, and Audyn Rose and Rowyn Nicole Welk; two sisters: Kathy Welk of Waupun, and Karen Anderson; and nieces and nephews.

Walter was preceded in death by his parents; his two sisters: Pam and Sharon; in-laws; and an infant brother.


Friends and relatives may call on the family on Wednesday at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. and on Thursday at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.


Funeral services for Walter Welk, Jr. will be held Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun.


Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Waupun.

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  1. Ed Aschenbach Says: October 24, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    Sorry to hear about Wally. We had some good times together. I wish you and yours well, Flo.

  2. Deb Mischler Says: October 26, 2017 at 7:08 am

    A Good guy, good memories. May the good memories fill your hearts. Prayers for comfort.

  3. Charles Hutchinson Says: October 26, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Very sorry to hear about this. My condolences to all of Wally’s extended family.

    Wally and I hung out together in our late ‘Jr. High’ and early high school years. Freshman memories include golf team together (mostly to share in experience of ‘killing worms’), joking around with Ayhan Tokgoz, the high school exchange student who was hosted by my family that year and, not to be forgotten, me leading him home one spring night after an evening of (his) teenage ‘overindulgence’. Good times!

    I still like to share Wally’s story of when he was walking with a relative (nephew?) near his house who, after spotting a flock of geese, pointed up to them and started to say something and … yep, a goose dropped a ‘bomb’ right in nephew’s mouth. (Who says geese have no sense of humor?)

    Rest in peace, Wally. Rest in peace. Memories will always remain.

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