Obit: Handke, Walter
Contact: Kathleen E. Englebretson
Surnames: Handke, Kurth, Mercer, Bangtson
---Source: Marshfield News-Herald (2 June 1983)
Handke, Walter Frederick (9 September 1906-1 June 1983)
Walter Frederick Handke, 76, a Granton native, died Wednesday at his home in St. Charles, Minnesota.
Services will be Saturday at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, St. Charles. The Rev. Donald Lutz will officiate. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery. St. Charles.
He was born September 29, 1906 in Granton to Mr. and Mrs. Fred (Amanda Kurth) Handke. He attended the elementary school in Granton and was a graduate of Neillsville High School. He was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and attended graduate school at Iowa State College, Iowa City. He also attended Montana State College, Missoula, Montana and graduate school at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
He was a business teacher in Hixton, Lyndon, Calumet, Michigan and for 27 years in St. Charles. He retired in 1972.
He married Esther Mercer September 30, 1939 in Marshfield. She survives. He was a member of St. Matthew;s Lutheran Church and the National Retired Teachers Association.
Also surviving are one son, William J. of Shorewood, Minnesota; one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Ellen) Bangtson of Osakis, Minnesota; and six grandchildren. He was predeceased by one brother and one sister.
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