Walter W. Lauersdorf Sr.
Walter W. Lauersdorf Sr., 82, passed away Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, at his home in Cornell.
Walter was born in the township of Oak Grove, Aug. 5, 1938, to William and Edna (Henke) Lauersdorf.
He was a dairy farmer, and loved to have a garden and grow vegetables. When he quit farming, he worked at the school in Cornell, as a janitor and he also drove the handicap van, to take kids to school and home again.
Walter had a passion for helping others and enjoyed spending time with the kids he drove.
He loved to fish. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-granddaughters; they always brought a smile to his face and a light to his eyes.
Walter was a great husband, father, grandfather and greatgrandfather, and he touched a lot of people and will be missed dearly.
He is survived by his wife – Gloria (Frey) Lauersdorf, Cornell; sons – Walter Lauersdorf Jr. (Kristine), Jackson, and Paul Lauersdorf (Lynette), Baraboo; daughter – Sharon (Lauersdorf) Koehler (Tom), Chippewa Falls; step-daughter – Angie Bielefeldt (Matt), Mauston; grandchildren – Allee Bender (David), Montello, Cory Lauersdorf (Samantha), Fond du lac, Naomi Rivera (Eric), North Carolina, Amanda Lauersdorf, Chippewa Falls, and Brandon Bintz, Chippewa Falls; step-grandchildren – James Bielefeldt, Mauston, Meghan Bielefeldt, Mauston, and Steven Koehler, Chippewa Falls; great-granddaughters – Ariel Rivera and Chantel Rivera; stepgreat-granddaughter – Aliayah Bender; and his beloved beagle puppy – Boots.
He was preceded in death by his parents; uncles; aunts and brothers-in-law.
A private funeral service for immediate family only, will be held Saturday, Dec. 5, at 1 p.m., at St John’s Lutheran Church in Cornell, with a burial service at a later date, at the City of Juneau Cemetery in Juneau.
Borton-Leiser Funeral Home in Cornell, is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be sent to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cornell.