Joseph John Walters, Delavan, WI (1925 - 2013)
March 10, 1925 - March 2, 2013
Joseph J. Walters, age 87, of Delavan, WI, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013, at St. Lukes Medical Center in Milwaukee, WI. He was born March 10, 1925, in Elkhorn, WI, the son of Joseph and Anna (Greene) Walters. Joe was united in marriage to Zane Johannesen on May 22, 1946, at Christ Episcopal Church in Delavan. Joe attended the Elkhorn School System, lettering in the major sports during High School. He enlisted in Naval Flight School in March of 1943, and was discharged when World War II was ended. Then after graduating the University of Wisconsin, he began working for Travelers Insurance Co. in Milwaukee. He, then, became President of Johannesen-Farrar Insurance Co. in Delavan, from 1968 to 1997. Currently, he was serving as Chairman of the Board at Johannesen-Farrar Insurance Co. He was very active in many Insurance Organizations, served on the Board for the Wisconsin State Bank, was an active member at Christ Episcopal Church in Delavan, serving as a Treasurer and a Vestry member for 10 years. He was on the Delbrook Golf Commission and a member of the American Legion Post 95 in Delavan. He helped start the Little League Baseball program in Delavan, and was a member of the Delavan Development Corporation. He was an avid golfer, scoring a double eagle on the old number 13 at Delbrook Golf Course.
Joe is survived by his wife of 67 years, Zane of Delavan, WI; his daughter, Zane (Dan) Walters-Schulz of Delavan, WI; his two sons, J. Fritz (Donna) Walters of Delavan, and Robert Walters of San Francisco, CA; three grandchildren: Joseph and twins, Ross and Mahrinna; his great-grandchild, Donovin; and one niece, Sandi Davison. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Arvid.
Memorial Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 7, 2013, at CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH in Delavan, WI. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time on Thursday at the CHURCH. Memorials may be directed to Christ Episcopal Church. MONROE FUNERAL HOME in Delavan, WI, is assisting the family. Visit us at monroefh.com