LA CRESCENT, Minn. — Walter “Wally” J. Huebner Jr., 85, of La Crescent died Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, at Serenity House in Tomah.
He was born Feb. 14, 1932, in La Crosse, to Walter and Adeline (Wadell) Huebner. He grew up in La Crosse and graduated from Central High School in 1950. He served with the 1st Marine Air Wing in Korea. After returning home, he married and had two daughters, Cindy and Sharon. Working for the Trane Company over 42 years, he was a member of the Trane 25 Year Club. Walter was a charter member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in La Crescent, and was a life member of the American Legion Post 595 and VFW in La Crescent. Later he married Frances Elmer in La Crescent. They did everything together – hunting, fishing, and going dancing, playing cards and having family and friends over to entertain. They also liked to take drives in the country, sightseeing and watching for wild game. Wally liked to grow his flowers and tomatoes, giving a lot of them away to family and friends. He was a great New York Yankees baseball fan. Later they both liked to watch the Twins and Midwest Country. Wally enjoyed his retirement very much.
He is survived by his two stepdaughters, Dianna (Robert) Cronin and Helen (Leon) Thicke of La Crescent; three grandsons, William (Michelle) Oldenburg, Tom (Noreen) Oldenburg, and Scott (Erin) Oldenburg; one granddaughter, Tina (Andy) Speltz; and five great-grandchildren, Justin and Alexis Oldenburg, Jonathan, Eli, and Addison Speltz. In addition to his wife, Frances, he was preceded in death by his stepgrandson and wife, Daniel and Wendy Thicke of La Crescent; and a stepgranddaughter, Kathy Oldenburg.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, La Crescent. Pastor Michael Woods will officiate. Entombment with military honors provided by Gittens-Leidel American Legion Post 595 will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, La Crosse. Friends may call on the family from 10 a.m. until the time of services Monday morning at the church.
Online guestbook may be signed at www.schumacher-kish.com.