Walter H. ?Wally? Kienbaum
Walter H. “Wally” Kienbaum, 72, of Kenosha, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at Kenosha Medical Center surrounded by his loving family.
Born on March 6, 1939, in Merrill, he was the son of the late Walter and Mary (Orcelleto) Kienbaum.
On Sept. 12, 1959, he married Phyllis “Boots” Ristau in Merrill. Later that year they moved to Kenosha.
Prior to his retirement in 2001, Walter was employed as an inspector at AMC/Chrysler for over 42 years.
Wally served in the National Guard. He was a former member of the Moose Lodge and was a member of the UAW Local 72 Retirees. He loved to read books and do crossword puzzles, but most of all he loved to spend time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis “Boots” of Kenosha; his two children, Lori (David, Jr.) Eddy of Merrillan, WI, and Tom (Susan Tolliver) Kienbaum of Kenosha; five grandchildren, David Eddy III, Kristine Eddy, Chris Tolliver, Michael Kienbaum and Alyssa Kienbaum; three great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Gottschalk, Hillary Eddy and Lindsay Eddy; and a brother, Robert (Carol) Kienbaum of Merrill. He is further survived by several nieces and nephews; extended great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Karen (Glen) Krueger; and a brother-in-law, Dennis Ristau.
Wally was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Katherine Coty.
Memorial services were held on Monday, Oct. 10, at Proko Funeral Home, Kenosha. Visit Walter’s Online Memorial Book at: www.prokofuneralhome.com.