Walter Blank, age 87, New London died on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, after a short illness. Wally was born on October 1, 1926, in Dale, son of the late Charles and Elizabeth (Noerenberg) Blank. He served his country in the US Navy during WWII on the USS New Jersey. Following the bombing of Hiroshima, Wally stood guard over the ruins. He was united in marriage to Matie "Mitzie" Standke on October 27, 1949, in Winona, MN. They celebrated 64 years together and lived in the same house for 52 years. Wally enjoyed watching Packer and Badger football games, driving his riding lawn mower and camping.
He is survived by his wife Mitzie, children: Sally Duffin, MI; Diana (Marv) Hoagland, New London; Walter Jr. (Debbie) Blank, New London and Debbie (Les) Reed, Appleton; brother, Richard (Betty) Blank, New London. 6 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends further survived him.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Fermanich, 2 brothers, Lawrence and Leonard, and a sister Lucille.
At Wally's request no funeral services will be held.
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Nov. 13, 2013