James Lester Walter, of Oshkosh, age 81, passed away with his immediate family by his side at Country Villa Assisted Living in Omro on May 23, 2019. He was born on April 5, 1938, the son of the late Lester and Lucille (Hartman) Walter and married the late Betty Jean Walter on May 1, 1965. James enjoyed being outdoors and spending time in nature. Hobbies included fishing, boating, hunting, tinkering in his workshop in the garage, playing cribbage, his love and passion for work as a machinist, and feeding his many outdoor pets at his home in Oshkosh.
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James is survived by his children Sheldon and Pamela Walter; his granddaughter Stormy (Thomas) Youngwirth; sisters, Linda (Tom) Walter Bochinski, Louise (Gary) Walter Anderson, Shirley (Jerry) Cross; and his many close friends and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jean Walter; his parents Lester and Lucille (Hartman) Walter; and his brother, Jerry Walter.
The family would like to thank the staff and hospice care workers at Country Villa Assisted Living in Omro for their support, compassion, and care to James. There wasn’t a nurse, member, or worker there who didn’t love James and have beyond amazing things to say about his sparkling blue eyes, smile, and love for cookies and ice cream, as well as many other favorite desserts.
The family will be holding a graveside service at the family plot in Oakwood Cemetery in Berlin for James on June 7th 2019 at 2pm. Lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Seefeld Funeral Home in Oshkosh, 1025 Oregon St, Oshkosh, WI 54902. Online condolences to the family may be made at www.seefeldfuneral.com.