Dr. Walter Werner Wierwille

Blacksburg, Virginia

1936 - 2020


Blacksburg, Virginia


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WierwilleDr. Walter WernerJuly 3, 1936October 27, 2020Dr. Walter Werner Wierwille, Ph.D., P.T. Norton Professor Emeritus of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 surrounded by his loving family and caring attendants.Walt...

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I was IEOR MS `80 and had Dr. Wierwille for a few classes and spoke with him often in the hall or after class. He was whip-smart, warm, and a real gentleman. A class act; RIP Dr. Wierwille.

As a biked up the trail, huffing and puffing, I looked up and saw Walt and Barbara as they strolled down. The sun streamed through the leaves and it was a glorious, albeit strenuous ride. What a memory. I had the fantastic fortune of being Walt´s last graduate student for which he dutifully and graciously agreed to remain on my doctoral committee until I (finally) finished - well beyond his retired date. He mentored me on proper documentation, experimental design, and went over many many...

I was one of Dr. Wierwille's first graduate students at Va Tech in 1971. He was my mentor and major advisor during several years of design, fabrication and data collection from the IEOR Deparent's first driving simulator that we developed. We shared many mechanical, electrical and human engineering challenges capped off by the defense of my Master's thesis . During grad school, I enjoyed several dinner visits to the Wierwille home in Blacksburg most of which ended with a basement session...

Offering my deepest sympathies to Barbara and the entire family - Walt was a great teacher and mentor in my life.

I was saddened to hear the news of Dr. Wierwille passing. My sympathies and condolences go out to the family. I was a Graduate student directed by Dr. Wierwille at Virginia Tech in 1989-90. I have such fond memories of my time working for and being taught by Dr. Wierwille (I only ever felt comfortable calling him "Walt" after I graduated and even then I had to be prompted by him to do so!). When I was applying for jobs after completing my Masters Degree the Letter of Reference...

Dear Barb, I´m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your wonderful, loving family.

Our deepest condolences to the family for passing of Dr. Wierwille. Please know that his dedication and wisdom are carried on among us his former students, and we will always be so grateful for his guidance during our times at VT. Peace be with you.

Barbara, All my Sympathy to you and your family. Nancy Ellis

Our deepest condolences the family. Sending our love and hugs to grandma Gigi and the rest of the family.