Walter W. Moskal

Born: Mon., Jul. 23, 1928
Died: Mon., Aug. 27, 2018


Visitation

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Sep. 01, 2018
Location: First Lutheran Church


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Sep. 01, 2018
Location: First Lutheran Church


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Walter Wallace Moskal
1928 – 2018
In Loving Memory

Walter Wallace Moskal was born on July 23, 1928 at home in the Town of Vance Creek, Clayton, WI, the son of John and Mary Moskal.  He was the oldest of four children. Walter, along with his siblings Eleanor, Tatina and William, grew up on a dairy farm in Vance Creek. He was baptized and served as an altar boy in the Russian Orthodox Church. Walter attended grades 1-8 at Jones Creek country school house. He was a proud graduate of Clayton High School; where he played basketball, football and baseball and made life-long friendships.  

After graduation he joined the Army, serving as a Sergeant in Germany during the Korean War.  Shortly after his return from the Army, he met his future wife, Carol Peterson. After several dates for dinner, movies and dancing, they were soon engaged. On November 9, 1956, Walter married his beloved Carol at Grace Lutheran Church in Clear Lake in a double ceremony with Carol’s sister, Virginia, and Wilburn Martin.
Together Walter and Carol made their home in Clear Lake, raising four daughters; Cynthia, Vicki, Lauri and Terri. He was a devoted husband and father.

Walter worked hauling milk for Ed Spurlock, later purchasing his own truck and milk route for Wisconsin Dairies. He enjoyed traveling the Wisconsin countryside in his milk truck and building relationships with the farmers and families on his route. A car ride wasn’t complete without him recounting the farms where he hauled milk. In 1978 Walter sold his business, going to work for the Town of Clear Lake as a patrolman; hauling gravel, grading roads and plowing snow.  During this time he purchased a herd of milking cows, renting the barn for several years from his neighbor, Russell Booth.  

After his wife Carol’s death in 1991, Walter retired, moved from the family home he had built, and bought a cabin on Lake Magnor.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, golf, gardening and working on puzzles. The light of his life was spending time with many family members. He was delighted to become a grandfather to seven very special grandchildren. Each one brought him joy in so many different ways. Walter was their biggest fan; cheering loudly and enthusiastically from the bleachers at athletic events, watching them in the band, music concerts, Christmas programs, taking them fishing on his boat and hunting.  Walter proudly and patiently taught them how to plant and tend the garden and how to can his famous garlic dill pickles. Each July he looked forward to the entire family vacationing up in Cornucopia, WI, where he spent many of his summers as a child. He led the grandkids on hikes to the waterfalls, took them blueberry picking and bear watching, and led singalongs to Burl Ives classics. He took his job as the vacation breakfast chef seriously, and made the very best blueberry pancakes. Walter never forgot the little things, and took pride in picking out the sweetest birthday cards and sending funny cards to the kids, just because.

With grandchildren grown up, Walter spent time with a special lady, Mary Sveda. They enjoyed going to different casinos and sharing their time.  More blessings were added to his life with the arrival of seven great-grandchildren.  He loved holding those babies, reading to them, doing puzzles with them, and was a great sport about attending their birthday parties and special events. With health issues a year and a half ago, Walter moved from his cabin to an apartment in Clear Lake. He celebrated his 90th birthday on July 23, and on August 27, 2018, he passed away peacefully at his home. Walter leaves a legacy as a man of quiet but unwavering faith, a devoted father and a loving grandfather and great-grandfather.


Survived By
Daughters:                                                
Cynthia (Larry) Nilssen
Vicki (Jim) Greger
Lauri Moskal
Terri (Bob) Moe

Grandchildren:
Christopher (Meekin) Witthoft
Nickolas (Nicole) Witthoft
Jordan Witthoft
Angela Greger
Rebecca (Clayton) Wohlk
Leah (Ian) Isakson
Aric Moe

Great-Grandchildren
Alexis Witthoft
Kinley Witthoft
Lennon Witthoft
Grace Isakson
Lydia Isakson
Samuel Isakson
Cora Wohlk

Brother & Sister
William (Laurice) Moskal
Eleanor Eggert

Many Nieces, Nephews, Family & Friends

Preceded in death by
Wife, Carol Moskal
Parents, John & Mary Moskal
Sister, Tatina Donath

Funeral Service
First Lutheran church
Clear Lake, WI
Saturday, September 1, 2018

Clergy
Pastor Bryan Anderson

Music
Brian Wick

Casket Bearers
Christopher Witthoft, Nickolas Witthoft, Jordan Witthoft
Aric Moe, Ian Isakson, Clayton Wohlk

Interment at the Clear Lake Cemetery, Clear Lake, WI

Military Honors – All Clear Lake Veterans Honor Guard



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M. Rose
   Posted Thu August 30, 2018
To the family of Mr.Moskal with my deepest condolences.  May you draw comfort from our Heavenly Father who comforts us during our trials and sorrows.  He promises to have his son Christ Jesus resurrect those that have fallen asleep in death.  Notice Jesus words at John 5:28,29, “...the hour is coming where all those in the memorial tomb will hear his voice and come out...” Soon God is going to swallow up death forever as mentioned at Isaiah 25:8.  At that time there will be no more sorrow, tears or pain.  All things will be new!  (Revelation 21:4,5)

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