Walter Kroll

Kroll, Walter V.

Walter V. Kroll, 77, Pulaski, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Seymour. The son of Martin and Mary (Penar) Kroll was born February 14, 1937, in Sobieski. Walter proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1961 until 1963. On November 6, 1965, he was united in marriage with Marian (Slezewski) Ladowski at Assumption B.V.M. Church in Pulaski.

Walter worked for Fort Howard Paper Company for 24 years until his retirement. He also worked as a bus driver for the Pulaski school district. He was instrumental in the formation of the Little Suamico volunteer fire department. Walter was the town supervisor of Little Suamico for ten years in total, and served on the Pulaski Land and Zoning Committee. He was a member of the Pulaski American Legion #337, Krakow PLAV #178, Knights of Columbus Bishop Bona Council #4439, and the Pulaski Lions Club. Walter also served the parish community at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church in many capacities. He enjoyed playing cards, gardening, listening to Polka music, and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. Walter enjoyed the friendship and conversations with his "breakfast club" at Slezewski Oil Co. and McDonald's.

Survivors include his wife, Marian, Pulaski; children: Mark Ladowski, Pulaski; Nancy (Don) Schumacher, Pulaski; Chris Kroll, West Bend; and Dean (fiancée Suzette Hackl) Kroll, Howard; grandchildren: Megan, Sara, and Eric Ladowski; Nick and Molly Schumacher; Lizzy, Ben, Jonathan, and Elijah Kroll; and Noah and Nate Kroll; step-grandchildren: Carlee and Cameron Hackl; brother, Peter Kroll, Pulaski; sister, Helen Kawula, Colorado; sister-in-law, Tillie Kroll, Chicago; godchildren: Valeria Szymanski, Anne Davenport, and Colen Seiling; nieces and nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

Walter was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Joan Ladowski; brothers: Joseph, Casey, Anthony, and Frank; sisters: Stella Kawula and Rose Kroll; sisters-in-law: Jean, Rose, and Annastasia Kroll; brothers-in-law: Vince Kawula, and Michael Cymbal.

Friends may call at Marnocha Funeral Home, 186 E. Pulaski Street, Pulaski, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday. Veterans Service at 7:00 p.m., Closing Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation continues after 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 6051 Noble Street, Sobieski. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church, Fr. Gerald Prusakowski, O.F.M., presiding. Burial will take place at a later date in St. John Cantius Cemetery.

The family extends a special thanks to the entire staff of Good Shepherd Nursing Home and Unity Hospice for their special care.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

Online condolences may be expressed at


Funeral Home

Marnocha Funeral Home
186 E. Pulaski Street Pulaski, WI 54162

Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on Apr. 2, 2014