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Walter Sigrist

February 7, 1928 January 9, 2018
Walter Sigrist
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Obituary for Walter Sigrist

Walter Sigrist, “Wally” (also known to some as “Wally-Gator”) age 89 of Hartford, Wisconsin passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at the Aurora Hartford Memorial Hospital.
Wally was born in the township of Rubicon, WI on the family farm to Henry and Lena (nee Schlumpf) Sigrist. He was united in marriage to Mary Lou Karn on November 8, 1958 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Thompson, WI. He served in the United States Army stationed in Germany during the Korean Conflict and later enjoyed attending Army reunions. He worked for Carnation Can (Silgan Co.) in Oconomowoc for 45 years. Wally will be remembered dearly by his selfless, positive, easy going personality, and his willingness to help anyone out. He loved visiting with his neighbors and most of all adored his family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was an avid reader who loved to learn. He enjoyed watching the birds, gardening, driving his gator, attending John Deere tractor shows and overall being outdoors. He enjoyed his “retirement” helping his brothers Paul and Hank and nephew Chris on the “Sigrist Family Farm” and the (Hwy) “P-Farm” with miscellaneous maintenance and field working projects, among watching his neighbors working on their farms.
Wally is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Mary Lou Sigrist; loving children, Kevin (Tanya) of Raleigh,N.C., Joann (Karl) Reinders of West Bend, Linda Sigrist of Oconomowoc, and Lori (LeRoy) Haeuser of Mequon; cherished grandchildren, Victoria (Nicholas) Haggenmiller, Monica Reimer, Ian (Jen), Calvin (friend, Rachel) Reinders, Michael, Tony (friend, Bailey), and Molly Sigrist; cherished great-grandchildren, Dakota and Sadie Reimer, Andrew and Henry Haggenmiller, and Austin Reinders; cherished step-grandchildren, Chuck (Lisa), Lee Haeuser, Paula Parkman, Shelly Gambino and their families; dear siblings, Hank Sigrist of Rubicon, Marion Lanski of NY, Albert (Beverly) of Oconomowoc; dear sibling-in-law, Lyle (Heide) Karn, Rita Sigrist and Carole Karn. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law, Earl Karn and Lillian (formerly Karn) Schellinger; siblings, Lee (John) Schwalbe, John (Alice), and Paul Sigrist; siblings-in-law, Helen Sigrist, Joseph Lanski, Alice (John) Hamilton, Isla (Don) Clark, Janie Becker, Daniel (Pat) and Lovey Karn.
Funeral Services for Wally will be held on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 6:30p.m. at the Shimon Funeral Home (824 Union Street Hartford, WI 53027) with Fr. David LaPlante officiating. Family will greet relatives and friends at the funeral home on Monday from 3:00-6:15p.m.
Inurnment with military honors will be held Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 11:00a.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery in Neosho.
In memory of Wally, contributions to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation are appreciated. (Mail: 302 Ridgefield Ct., Asheville, NC 28806), online: www.curethekids.org, or to make a gift by phone, call: 800-253-6530.
The Sigrist Family would like to share their sincere gratitude with the Hartford ICU Staff, Dr. Abhjay Jella MD, and his staff for the wonderful and compassionate care they gave Wally.


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Visitation

Monday

15

Jan

3:00 PM 1/15/2018 3:00:00 PM - 6:15 PM 1/15/2018 6:15:00 PM
Shimon Funeral Home

824 Union Street
Hartford, WI 53027

Shimon Funeral Home
824 Union Street Hartford 53027 WI
United States

Funeral Ceremony

Monday

15

Jan

6:30 PM 1/15/2018 6:30:00 PM - 7:10 PM 1/15/2018 7:10:00 PM
Shimon Funeral Home

824 Union Street
Hartford, WI 53027

Shimon Funeral Home
824 Union Street Hartford 53027 WI
United States

Committal

Wednesday

17

Jan

11:00 AM 1/17/2018 11:00:00 AM - 11:30 AM 1/17/2018 11:30:00 AM
Woodlawn City Cemetery

201 Center St.
Neosho, WI 53059

Military Honors

Woodlawn City Cemetery
201 Center St. Neosho 53059 WI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Woodlawn City Cemetery Final Resting Place

201 Center St.
Neosho, WI 53059

201 Center St. Neosho 53059 WI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

302 Ridgefield Court
Asheville, North Carolina 28806
In memory of Wally, contributions to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation are appreciated. (Mail: 302 Ridgefield Ct., Asheville, NC 28806), online: www.curethekids.org, or to make a gift by phone, call: 800-253-6530.
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