Cress Funeral Home

#

Obituary

Daniel A. Walters
December 3, 1939 - April 6, 2018

Daniel A. Walters

Daniel A. Walters
Dec 3, 1939 - Apr 6, 2018

Daniel A. Walters
Iframe toggler
Free Newsletter
Send Sympathy Gifts
Find Us On Facebook

Stoughton- Daniel A. Walters, age 78, died suddenly of natural causes on Friday, April 6, 2018. He was born in Madison on December 3, 1939, the son of August and Marion (Brissee) Walters. Daniel graduated from Monona Grove High School in 1959. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1962 and served his country for 30 years, including deploying to Vietnam from 1969-70 and then with the WI Air National Guard. On August 10, 1963 Daniel married Gretchen Fortman. He was a lineman for WI Power and Light/Alliant Energy for almost 30 years. Daniel was active in Glaciers Edge Council Boy Scouts of America. He was known as "Mr. Rope" as he held an extensive collection of rope and other items used in Pioneering and revised the Pioneering Merit Badge 2006 edition. Daniel was a past President of the Stoughton Lions Club. He was a life member of the VFW, and a member of the Stoughton American Legion Post 59. Daniel is survived by his wife of 54 years, Gretchen; three children, Rebecca (Dean) Montague of Washington State, Amy (James) Baumann of Kentucky, and Michael Walters of Stoughton; four grandchildren, Ryan Montague, Hilton and Hailey Baumann, and Alexandria Walters; and sister, Susan Ossmann. He was preceded in death by his parents. A celebration of Daniel's life will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Good Shepherd by the Lake Lutheran Church, with Rev. Todd McVey officiating. Burial, with full Military honors, will follow in Dunn Burying Ground. Friends and relatives are invited to a luncheon, following the burial, in the church fellowship hall. Friends may greet the family from 9:00 AM until the time of services Saturday at church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Glaciers Edge Council BSA, VFW Mother Post 328, American Legion Post 59, or Good Shepherd by the Lake Lutheran Church. A special thank you to the Dane Co. Sheriff's Department, Stoughton EMS, and the staff of St. Mary's Hospital ER. Please share your memories of Daniel by posting Tributes.
Cress Funeral Service
206 W. Prospect Street
Stoughton, WI 53589
(608) 873-9244

Jon Hoornstra on May 16, 2019

So sad to learn so late of Dan's passing. I was served as Dan's best man in his marriage to Gretchen. RIP, dear friend.

Renee (Zerbel) West on Jun 24, 2018

I knew Dan & Gretchen for many years, while I was a waitress at Barbers. They were among my favorite people to have in the restaurant. Somewhere, I still have a whistle Dan gave me to use with my summer camp kids. He was a wonderful man and is going to be missed.

Becky Duffy on May 30, 2018

Dan, you will be missed by so many. Thank you for the time you devoted to so many young men over the years, your service to our country, and your service as a lineman (I hate to think of the nights you got out of bed to go restore power during a bad storm or after some drunk hit a power pole). You were always there to lend a hand when needed. I still have some of the Scouting mementos that you gave me those many years ago and of course Ryan has the copy of the merit badge book you helped write with a special note on his advancement to Eagle. Thanks for all you did while you were here on Earth. Gretchen picked well.

Shawn Prebil on Apr 17, 2018

I always looked forward to Dan's calls to me at the station. He always brought a unique perspective to any conversation and he often respectfully challenged my thinking on the news of the day. I'll miss my spirited conversations with "Sam", the name he used on the air. The world lost a very good man. My thoughts are with Gretchen and the rest of Dan's family. Rest in peace "grumpy old bastard"

Eric Kleckner on Apr 12, 2018

Mr. Walters was an inspiration and great mentor to me when I enlisted into the US Air Force. He really reached out to me and took me under his wing as a young airman, extending his wealth of knowledge and expertise to help guide me during the rough trials of figuring out the military lifestyle. He was a great man and part of an amazing family. I’ll miss him and can’t thank him enough for everything he did. Rest In Peace, my mentor and friend.

Videos

Photos

Add a photo

Visitation

Jun
2
Saturday
Good Shepherd by the Lake Lutheran Church
1860 Highway 51
Stoughton, Wisconsin 53589
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Service

Jun
2
Saturday
Good Shepherd by the Lake Lutheran Church
1860 Highway 51
Stoughton, Wisconsin 53589
11:00 AM

*Due to time restrictions, delivery to service is unavailable.

Have a floral question? Call +1 888-640-1035

Healing Registry Unavailable at the Moment!

Loading...

Product Name

Description

$0

-
+

Your Shopping Cart is Empty

Jane Doe ×

What's your email address?

What Would You Like Written on the Card?

Choose a Delivery Date

* Note: Flower deliveries are limited to the highlighted delivery dates. Sunday deliveries are not available for flowers. We will try and accommodate early morning deliveries for the next business day but early morning delivery cannot be guaranteed if the order was placed late in the day.

Where Would You Like To Deliver To

 
 

No obituaries found

Product Details

Loading...

Product Name

Description

$0

Iframe toggler
Free Newsletter
Send Sympathy Gifts
Find Us On Facebook
Daniel A. Walters

Sign in to add your memory

Login with Facebook

We will never post without permission

Just for verification: we never spam!

Daniel A. Walters

Share Photo/Memorial Tributes

Daniel A. Walters

Add to Your Calendar

Daniel A. Walters

Obit Checkin

Daniel A. Walters

Obituary Notifications

Grief Support

Daniel A. Walters

Get Updates - tribute notifications

Thank you for sharing your memory of Daniel

Help show your support by providing a gift of flowers and spreading the word.

Gift of Flowers

Offer comfort and support to the family with beautiful flowers and spreads

Send Flowers Browse Flowers

Spread the Word

Help friends and acquaintances of Daniel leave memories by sharing to Facebook

Share to Facebook Share on Facebook

Try our free community resources...

Get on our list!

Click "Sign Up" to share your contact information with us.

FREE List of Ways to Memorialize a Loved One

Click the "Learn More" button to enter your email to download the free PDF instantly.

Free Funeral Quiz (really)!

Take our free quiz to see what kind of funeral is right for you. Interesting & educational.
   
Daniel A. Walters Online Obituary |

Cress Funeral Service, Inc. BBB Business Review