Walker W. Wallner
Walker W. Wallner, 88, Brookfield, a town of Almond native
and the brother of several Almond area residents, died Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015,
at Elmbrook Memorial Hospital in Brookfield.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5,
at the Leikness & Stahl Funeral Home in Plainfield. Inurnment will be in
the Plainfield Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m.
Saturday until the services.
Condolences may be offered online at www.plainfieldfuneralhome.com.
Mr. Wallner was born May 19, 1927, in the town of Almond in
Portage County, a son of the late Anthony and Gladys (Walker) Wallner.
He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.
He was married to Donna Rae Rathermel June 18, 1955, at
Highland Avenue Methodist Church in Milwaukee.
After military service, he was employed for 32 years at A.O.
Smith Corporation. He was a certified welder starting in 1948, working his way
into management as a frame production line supervisor from 1963 to 1980. He was
a certified Assembly Division Welding Instructor, and a member of the AO Smith
Senior Service Club.
In 1980 he retired from AO Smith and created Wallner
Unlimited, where he specialized in engine rebuilding and metal fabrication. He
was the head greenskeeper at the Elmbrook Soccer Club from 1981 until 1988.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Donna Rae Wallner,
Brookfield; one son, Robert Walker (Lorry) Wallner; five sisters, Elizabeth
(Bill) Ingersoll, Jean Barden, Loretta (Lowell) Detlor, Dorothy Helmrick and
Carol (Donald) Klabunde; and two grandsons.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, Donald Wallner;
and one sister, Mary Smith.