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Robert "Bob" Walt , 73, died July 4, 2008.
Daily Telegram, The (Superior, WI) - Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Readability: 6-8 grade level
Robert "Bob" Walt
, 73, left us unexpectedly to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on
Friday, July 4, 2008.
Duluth News Tribune (MN) - Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Readability: 5-6 grade level (Lexile: 860L)
Robert ""Bob'' Walt , 73, left us unexpectedly to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Friday July 4, 2008. He was born June 18, 1935 to Irving and Anne Walt in Duluth. Bob was a lifelong resident of Duluth, and graduated from Duluth Central High School in 1953, and the University of Minnesota Duluth. He was in the Duluth Air National Guard. He was employed for 20 years with Bristol Myers Pharmaceutical, and with Arrowhead Chemicals for several years. He later pursued a career in education, working as a substitute teacher in Duluth and Two Harbors. In retirement he worked part time for Bankers Advertising and Minnesota Nature Pack. Bob made and sold agates with eyes to local gift shops. He was a resident of the Lenox apartments in Duluth where he was employed as the assistant manager. Bob was a member of the Moose Lodge in West Duluth, serving on the ritual team; winning both state and national awards. Bob was a friend to everyone; he enjoyed spending time with his family and special friend Betty. He walked the Lakewalk and the Skywalk with his buddies often. Bob will be remembered for his sense of humor and creative mind. He was always willing to lend a hand to those in need and he spent many hours helping his friends at Lenox Apartments. He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Karen Hovland. Bob is survived by five children; stepdaughter, Shelley (Brian Spry) Johnson of Sturgeon Lake; stepson, John (Tracey) Walt ; son, Chuck (Jori) Walt both of Solon Springs, daughter, Sarah (Jeff Simonsen) Walt of Bennett, Wis., daughter, Barb (Pepe) Curphy of Poplar, Wis.; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; special friend and companion Betty Bouchard; and also lifelong friend Fritz Kerttula both of Duluth. MEMORIAL SERVICE:2 p.m. Thursday July 10, 2008 in the Cremation Society of MN, 4100 Grand Ave, Duluth, 624-5200. There will be a visitation one hour prior, officiated by Rev. Dennis Bergeson. Reception to follow at the Lenox Place apartments, 701 W. Superior St., Duluth.