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Walter H. Pries

May 29, 1914 September 5, 2012
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Walter H. Pries, 98, of Oconto, passed away Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at Woodland Villages of Oconto. Walter was born May 29, 1914 in Lena to the late Herman and Elizabeth (Brouchoud) Pries. He married Edith E. Chesley on August 25, 1938. She preceded him in death on June 23, 2006. Walter served his country in the US Navy during WWII, serving from 1943-1946 in the Pacific. In 2010 he flew on the Honors Flight to Washington D.C. in recognition of his service during WWII, which Wally said “was the trip of a lifetime”. Walter was co-owner of Pries Apparel Shops for 45 years. Wallys was an avid golfer, in his younger years he was active in city government and community affairs. He was often seen on his daily walks or working on his beloved yard. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Oconto, and the American Legion Post #74, Oconto. Walter is survived by two daughters Jocelyn (Dennis) Brown, Waunakee; Linda (Fred) Behm, Wheaton, IL; one son Robert Pries, Oconto; seven grandchildren Lowell (special friend Krissy Van Rossum) Pries, Marcel (Amanda) Pries, Leah (Norman) Lee, Stacie Behm, Heidi Behm, Justin (Heidi) Brown; Denise Brown; five great-grandchildren Maya, Noah, Ryan, Aiden and Eli; and former daughter-in-law Mirna Fernandez-Thornburg, IL. Walter is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Jean Chesley-Walther and Illma Chesley -Young. Walter was the youngest of eight and was preceded in death by three brothers and four sisters. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, from 4 to 8 PM Sunday, September 9, 2012. Visitation will continue on Monday, September 10, at the United Methodist Church, Oconto, from 10 to 11 AM. Funeral services will be conducted 11 AM Monday at the church with the Rev. Gerhardt Miller officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, with Military Rites by American Legion Post #74, Oconto. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net. The family would like to thank the staff of Woodland Village, Oconto, and Heartland Hospice for the sensitive and wonderful care they provided Wally and his family.

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Visitation

Sunday

9

Sep

4:00 PM 9/9/2012 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 9/9/2012 8:00:00 PM
Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service

217 Congress St.
Oconto, WI 54153

Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service
217 Congress St. Oconto 54153 WI
United States

Visitation

Monday

10

Sep

10:00 AM 9/10/2012 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 9/10/2012 11:00:00 AM
United Methodist Church

641 Washington Street
Oconto, WI 547153

United Methodist Church
641 Washington Street Oconto 547153 WI
United States

Service

Monday

10

Sep

11:00 AM 9/10/2012 11:00:00 AM
United Methodist Church

641 Washington Street
Oconto, WI 547153

United Methodist Church
641 Washington Street Oconto 547153 WI
United States
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