Obit: Baldischwiler, Walter K. #2 (1920 - 2006)

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Surnames: Baldischwiler, Rogg, Kulig, Dodson, Radtke

----Sources: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) March 21, 2006

Baldischwiler, Walter K. (11 July 1920 - 20 March 2006)

Walter K. Baldischwiler

STEVENS POINT -- Walter K. Baldischwiler, 85, of 2603 Sunset Boulevard, Stevens Point, died Monday, March 20, 2006, at the Portage County Health Care Center.

A memorial service will be held in Thorp at a later date. The Shuda Family Funeral Service is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorials can be made in his memory to the charity of your choice.

Walter was born July 11, 1920, in Germany, the son of the late Karl and Anna (Rogg) Baldischwiler. He immigrated to the United States through Ellis Island with his family in 1925. The family settled in Thorp, being sponsored by family members. Walter attended grade school in Thorp then attended St. John's Preparatory School in Collegeville, Minn. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942 and served until being honorably discharged in 1946. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1950 with a bachelor of science degree in food technology. Walter married Gertrude Kulig in 1946 in Madison; she survives. The couple moved to Green Bay where Walter began his career in food technology at Woody's Cheese. He worked for Foremost Inc. in Thorp and then at Green County Pre-Pack in Monroe. In 1965 he became the production manager at Land O' Lakes Inc. -- Cheese Division in Spencer until his retirement in 1984. Walter enjoyed gardening, reading, traveling and watching sports.

Walter is survived by his wife, Gertrude, Stevens Point; one daughter, Lyn (James) Dodson, Menomonee Falls, and their children, Erin and Courtney; one son, Tom (Susan) Baldischwiler, Stevens Point, and their children, Amanda and Libby; and one sister, Hildegarde Radtke, Eau Claire.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Max.

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