Walter Hegeman, 86, Boulder Junction, passed away peacefully in his sleep at Park Falls Nursing Home.
He was born the son of Leonard and Freda Hegeman Sept. 10, 1926, in Milwaukee and later moved to Waterford.
He is survived by his wife, Sarah; three daughters, Barbara (Dave), Halle, and Molly; and one son, Tim. He is also survived by two sisters, Carol (Bud) Haas, and Lois (Joe) Harry; one sister-in-law, Ronell Hegeman; and many wonderful nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Leonard (Ronell), Gerry, and Richard; and one son-in-law, Scott Kimball.
“Wally” attended St. Mathew’s School and St. Pius XI in Milwaukee. He enlisted in the Army in 1943, serving in England, France, Switzerland and Germany during World War II,
Upon returning home, he took an apprenticeship in Waterford with his father in 1949.
Walter and Sarah (Curnow) were married May 7, 1949, at St. Thomas Church in Waterford, where they built a home and lived for 27 years.
Walter was considered a master carpenter, building and remodeling homes for Hegeman Builders. He also volunteered work on many youth projects in Waterford.
In 1975, the family moved to Boulder Junction where they purchased the “Nick Nack Niche” store and established a woodworking shop making boxes and furniture.
He served St. Anne Catholic Church youth as a C.Y.O. teacher. He was also a member of the local Bible study group at The Community Church.
He was a member of the local American Legion Post.
“Wally” especially enjoyed biking around town, visiting friends.
Wally was liked and respected by people of all walks of life.
Services will be held at St. Anne Catholic Church, Boulder Junction, Saturday, Nov. 10, noon.