Marie Adele Walther
Marie Adele Walter, 85, of Mayville passed away on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac following complications after surgery.
A funeral service for Marie will be held on Sunday, May 2, at 2 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church (River Church), Theresa with the Rev. Douglas Zahner officiating. A visitation will take place at 12 to 2 p.m. at the church on Sunday. Burial will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.
Marie, who went by Adele was born the daughter of Marinius and Valborg Nelson on July 9, 1935 in Elroy, Wisconsin. She was a 1953 graduate of Elroy High School. Adele was united in marriage to Willard Walter on February 5, 1955 in Mauston, Wisconsin. Adele was well known in the area as the Avon Lady. She also drove bus for Johnson Bus Service and helped her husband Willie on the family farm in the early years and with his fertilizer business for the past 46 years. In her spare time Adele enjoyed travel and she loved multiple trips to Branson with Willie and his brother and sister-in-law, Bud and Bev and later with her own family, as well as, visiting relatives in California and Arizona. Adele also loved dancing. She met her husband Willie at a dance and from that moment on they never quit. They went to every single dance that they could. They danced together for 66 years. They loved the polka and the waltz and were always the last to leave a dance and anyone that watched them were amazed at how connected they were. They knew each other so well. Adele also had a great sense of humor and loved to giggle. Willie would make her laugh with lots of Norwegian jokes. Her greatest joy was taking care of the ones she loved… her family and friends. She was a faithful member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church (River Church) in Theresa. Her sweet smile, twinkly eyes and tender heart will be deeply missed. She would want us to now help Kerry and Willie in whatever ways we can.
Adele is survived by her husband of 66 years- Willard of Fond du Lac. Her children- Gerald (Adena) Walter of Fond du Lac, Sherry (Mark) Boushele-Walter of Neenah, and Kerry Walter of Neenah. Her grandchildren- Angela (Daniel) Roberts of Fond du Lac, Bailey Boushele-Walter of Neenah, Abbigayle Boushele-Walter of Minnesota, Brayden Boushele-Walter of Neenah, and Beau Boushele-Walter of Neenah. Her great grandchildren- Claire Adele and Cassel Roberts. Her God Children- Gary Williams, Janette Martin, Ann Matuszak, and Sonja Nelson. Special ‘Sister’ friends- Jeanette Williams of Germantown and Marie Findlay of Hebron. Further survived by other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Oliver Nelson.
Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville is serving the family. For online condolences and other information please visit www.KoepsellFH.com