In Memory

Dan Walter

Dan Walter

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10/19/11 04:05 AM #1    

Chuck Holmen

 Daniel Walter

Daniel “Dan” F. Walter, 54, of Eau Claire, owner of Litho Specialists and Greendoor Graphics, both in Eau Claire, and Block Printing in Black River Falls, Wis., passed away Friday, September 13, 2002, with his son and daughter-in-law at his side at Fairview University Medical Center in Minnesota.

He was born to Gustave and Pauline (Oleson) Walter, September 13, 1948, in Eau Claire. Dan grew up in Eau Claire, graduating from Memorial High School in 1967. Dan was a salesman at HI-FI Kenny’s in the late 70’s; many remember him as Discount Dan. After many career changes, Dan, in 1980, started a one man print shop later to be named Litho Specialists, moving to the present location on Westgate Road in 1985. His son, Joel, joined him in the business in 1986, where he served under his father as an apprentice. In 1996, Dan acquired Block Printing in Black River Falls, Wis. In 2002, he also acquired Greendoor Graphics in Eau Claire. Dan prided himself most as being a salesman. He was a mentor, a teacher and influenced so many. He was always there to lend a helping hand when needed.

In 1995, Dan bought a log cabin in Ojibwa, Wis., where he made many dear friends. Dan loved anything to do with the outdoors. He always had a “fury” friend at his side, the late “Bill” and his most recent “Wilbur.” He loved his pups. The times he loved the most were spending time with his favorite person in the world, his grandson, Jake Walter (8). They went on many adventures together. Dan always lived life to the fullest.

My Dad, My Partner, My Best Friend. You are loved by many and you will be missed by all who knew you.

Dan is survived by his son, Joel (Geri) Walter of Eau Claire; two grandchildren, Jake and Claire; one stepdaughter, Bobbie (David) Schulz of Eau Claire; one brother, Tom (Clare) Walters of Eau Claire; three sisters, Pat (Dick) Kuehn of White Bear Lake, Minn., Donna Plomedahl of Escondido, Calif., and Becky (Lloyd) Olson of Elk Creek, Wis.; and several nieces and nephews.

Dan was preceded in death by his parents; two infant brothers; and a nephew, Gary Olson.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, September 19, 2002, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 601 Fall St., Eau Claire, with Reverend Joel Hoelter officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home and at the church on Thursday one hour prior to the service.

Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements

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