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Robert William Walters

December 14, 1923 October 2, 2016
Robert William Walters
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Robert William Walters, 92, of Lt. Suamico, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2016 at Atrium Post Acute Care, Oconto Falls. Robert was born December 14, 1923 in Green Bay to the late William and Gladys (Cauwenbergh) Walters. He married Norine Bourassa on December 27, 1969. Robert graduated from Green Bay West High School in 1942. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Air Corps in 1942 during WWII. He spent 15 months overseas in the SW Pacific in an R4D Squadron. Robert’s brother, Harold was killed in Europe, so Robert came home on an emergency furlough and the U.S. Congress passed a law that a surviving son could no longer serve on overseas duty, so he went to the Chicago Institute of Technology and enrolled in aeronautic engineering courses and obtained his degree 2 years later. In 1946 Robert was in the armored car business with his father and after 26 years, sold the business to Purolator, and Purolator sold to Loomis. Robert stayed with the Loomis Co. For 16 years, first as Sr. Regional Vice President for 14 years and then as a Nation Wide Consultant the last 2 years and retired at 64 after 43 years in business. Shortly after WWII Robert enrolled in courses at Gunther Air Force Base in Military Science to further his Military rank to Captain. Shortly after that he joined the U.S.A.F. Aux. (Civil Air Patrol) as a pilot with his own plane. Shortly after that he was promoted to the rank of Major and became the Group Commander over seven countries. After several years he retired and in 1965 sold his last airplane after flying about 2000 hours. Robert enjoyed deer and antelope hunting. He taught Navigation at the Naval Reserve. Robert was a member of the Marine Corps League, Past Commandant, Nation wide Trustee for Fraternal Order of Eagles, Nation wide Trustee for National Armored Car Assoc., Pres. Oconto Lions Club, life member of Oconto Elks.

Robert is survived by his wife, Norine Walters, Lt. Suamico; three daughters, Cynthia Cook, MN; Sharon (Robert) Henricks, FL; Jeanne (Michael) Meyer, CO; four sons, Robert (Christine) Walters Jr., Morgan; Robert (Kimberly) Ahnen Sr., VA; William Ahnen, Lt. Suamico; Robert Ahnen Jr., Madison; many many grandchildren, great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. He was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Walters and sister, Carol (Lester) Harper; and the mother of his four children, Flora “Pat” Steber.

The family will receive relatives and friends at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Oconto, from 9 to 11 AM Friday, October 7, 2016. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 AM Friday at the church. Burial will be at the Oconto Catholic Cemetery with Military Rites by Oconto American Legion Post #74. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net.

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Visitation

Friday

7

Oct

9:00 AM 10/7/2016 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/7/2016 11:00:00 AM
Holy Trinity Catholic Church

300 Arbutus Avenue
Oconto, WI 54153

Holy Trinity Catholic Church
300 Arbutus Avenue Oconto 54153 WI
United States

Service

Friday

7

Oct

11:00 AM 10/7/2016 11:00:00 AM
Holy Trinity Catholic Church

300 Arbutus Avenue
Oconto, WI 54153

Holy Trinity Catholic Church
300 Arbutus Avenue Oconto 54153 WI
United States

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Oconto Catholic Cemetery Final Resting Place

Oconto, WI 54153

Oconto 54153 WI
United States
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