SILVER LAKE, Wis. – Walter H. Faber, 94, of Silver Lake, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at St. Catherine's Medical Campus in Pleasant Prairie, Wis. |
He was born Oct. 12, 1918, in Silver Lake, the son of the late Jacob C. and Millie (Ganzlin) Faber. On Sept. 4, 1949, he married DeLores Anderson in California and resided in California from 1949 until returning to Silver Lake in 1970.
Walt proudly served in the United States Army during World War II. Walt was a master craftsman of fine woodworking, and prior to his retirement worked as a carpenter in California and Illinois building custom homes. While living in California, Walt was an active member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. He was a current member of the Christ Lutheran Church, Paddock Lake, Wis., where he constructed the wood furnishings for the chancel in the sanctuary.
Walt loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, boating, water skiing, gardening and traveling. Walt had a lifelong love for children. He was a foster parent for 26 newborns and coached Little League baseball for several years. Walt always enjoyed sharing his sense of humor and his homemade banana bread.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, DeLores; four children, Thomas (Lisa) of Woodstock, Diane (Troy) Roberts of Silver Lake, Gloria Wietrzak of Salem, Wis., and James (Kristina) of Marengo; 12 grandchildren, Troy, Angela, Jacob, Alison, Colin, Benjamin, Ryan, Brett, Camilea, Michael, James II and Kristi; 19 great-grandchildren, Jake, Emma, Kaitlyn, Annika, Andrew, Grace, Harper, Charlie, Walter, Adeline, William, Parker, Frankie, Chloe, Hannah, Kayla, James III, Sara and Nikole; two brothers, Sheldon (Katy) and Donald (Eileen), both of Silver Lake; two brothers-in-law, George Felleti of Silver Lake and Darrell Null of Texas; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Frank Wietrzak; and 10 siblings, Reinald, LeRoy, Kenneth, Robert, Jacob, Lyle, Mildred Goehring, Shirley Klontz, Marge Null and Genevieve Felleti.
Funeral services and interment will be private.
Arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Home of Antioch.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Christ Lutheran Church, Paddock Lake, Wis., are appreciated in Walt's memory. Please sign the online guest book at www.strangfh.com.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Jan. 3, 2013