Born: October 4, 1930
Died: Could 13, 2021
LA CRESCENT, MN – Walter J. Pitts, age 90, handed away Could 13, 2021 at Springbrook Village of La Crescent, MN and eventually joins his spouse Helen in Heaven.
Walter was born October 4, 1930 in Sterling, IL, the place he lived most of his life. Throughout highschool, he met his future spouse, Helen Johnson who was a automobile hop at an area root beer stand. After highschool, Walter was drafted into the USA Military through the Korean Warfare and was stationed in Germany the place he educated canines for the Military. Walter developed his abilities as a canine coach and have become a trainer for the Military. He was filmed in a Stars and Stripes film about coaching canines. Walter married Helen on Christmas Day Dec. 25, 1951 throughout go away from the Military.
After discharge from the Military, Walter was employed as a crane operator for Northwestern Metal & Wire, a big metal mill in Sterling, IL. Walter and Helen raised three youngsters, Christine Vinson of Jasper, TN, Steven Pitts of La Crescent, MN and James Pitts of Willow Spring, NC. Walter retired as a crane operator after 31 years and moved to Lutz, Florida, the place they constructed a home. Walter and Helen loved the nice and cozy climate in Florida and had many associates. Walter and Helen would say time and again that they actually loved their time collectively in Florida. Helen died from Leukemia on Dec 10, 2011 and Walter by no means actually recovered from her loss. Walter lastly joins his spouse in Heaven after 9 years and 5 months being aside.
Walter and Helen loved accumulating antiques collectively. Going to many auctions and discovering their treasures. Walter was the woodworker and collector of vintage mechanical devices and Helen was the artist and the nice cook dinner. Each time household and associates came to visit, Walter would all the time showcase his vintage mechanical devices and they might attempt to guess what it did. Helen would create an ideal meal and folks would get pleasure from taking a look at her lovely work. Walter additionally loved utilizing his inventive thoughts and developing with new concepts for innovations. He has a US Patent # 3548790 for a brand new kind of rotary inside combustion engine. A current patent search of Walter’s patent exhibits quite a few citing on different patents around the globe.
Walter needs to be cremated and have his ashes unfold within the form of the cross at Oak Knoll Cemetery in Sterling, IL, subsequent to his spouse’s ashes unfold in the identical form. He additionally needs to have a non-public ceremony with household and shut associates – date to be decided. Schumacher–Kish Funeral & Cremation Providers, La Crescent Chapel is helping the household.
On-line guestbook is accessible at www.schumacher-kish.com.
Printed by Sauk Valley Information on Could 26, 2021.