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Virgil A. Walters

1929 - 2021


Virgil Adolph Walters, 92 of Jefferson, passed away peacefully on June 25, 2021, at Sunset Ridge in Jefferson.

He was born on May 18, 1929, in Tomah WI, the son of Adolph and Thresa (Mausolf) Walters.  Later, he attended school in Johnson Creek. Virgil’s hospitality skills were first showcased as the owner of Shorecrest in Jefferson.  Later, these skills were displayed as a lead bartender at the Fireside.  Waitresses and frequent customers alike were known to wait specifically for him to make their requested drinks.  Virgil was a born sportsman.  He traveled out West for many years for his hunting excursions. He was an avid-accomplished trap shooter.  When he was not working you would find him loading his shells.  Thereafter, you would see him at the shooting stations during many competitions saying “pull”.  Over the years, he accumulated too many to count individual and team awards and trophies. He was employed at the Fireside for 41 years where he exemplified service excellence before retiring.  He was also employed at General Motors, in Janesville on the Truck and Bus Group for 37 years before retiring.  Virgil was a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Johnson Creek. He was a lifelong member of the 127th Infantry Company L, National Guards. 

Survivors include: his children Jeff of Port Arthur TX, Sandra (Jeff) of Pewaukee, Michael of Johnson Creek, Randy (Carol) of Janesville, Gary of Fort Atkinson; grandchildren; great grandchildren; brother Vern of Georgia, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years Caroline, sister Joyce, sister-in-law Joy, daughter-in- law Wanda, and nephew Steve.

Per Virgil’s request a private funeral will be held on Thursday, July 1, 2021 at the Olsen-Gibson Funeral Home of Jefferson.  He will be laid to rest at Brookside Cemetery in Millston WI. 

Family wishes to thank all the staff for providing compassionate care, and for making the last 2 years at Sunset Ridge his comfortable home.  In addition, thank you to the staff at St. Croix Hospice for the supportive, compassionate care they provided.

Rest in peace Dad.

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Tammy Enders, Dale and Madison

July 12, 2021 7:53 AM

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Velicia Dunston

June 29, 2021 3:18 PM

Thank you Grandpa for contributing to my wonderful childhood. Thank you for stocking the freezer with multiple ice cream choices. Thank you for the amazing breakfast’s that you made me. Thank you for the kiddie cocktails you made me. Thank you for letting me hang in the basement while you did your woodwork. Thank you for taking me to the county fair. Thank you for the fancy dinners, the laughs, the hugs. Thank you for contributing to my love of Dalmation’s. Thank you for letting me scratch your bingo lottery tickets. Thank you for letting me sit in your chair. What a sweet man you were.
I remember asking you to dance with me at Val’s wedding. And you said, “You’ll have to ask my wife”.
Such a gentleman. Such a sweet handsome soul. I love you and will miss you so much. xo

Velicia Dunston

June 29, 2021 3:54 PM

Also thank you so much for coming to my fourth grade class to speak about your experience during The Great Depression. You wore a suit. And I was so proud of you.

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