Walter J. Minnig, Jr.

  • Born: January 21, 1940
  • Died: May 26, 2019
  • Location: Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Koepsell-Murray Funeral & Cremation Services, Beaver Dam

N7199 N. Crystal Lake Road
Beaver Dam, WI 53916

Tel. (920) 885-6600

Tribute & Message From The Family

Walter J. Minnig, Jr., 79, of Beaver Dam (township of Westford) passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at the Columbus Community Hospital surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with melanoma cancer.

Walter was born the son of Walter and Anna (Gruenenfelder) Minnig, Sr. on January 21, 1940 in Monroe, WI. Walter was an elected official of the township of Westford for 32 years serving as a supervisor and then chairman. He also served as a Dodge County Supervisor for one term. Walter had a love of the land and dedicated himself as a lifelong farmer. He especially enjoyed his time farming with his dad and brothers.

Walter was very proud of his Swiss heritage. He loved nature, especially taking care of the birds and feeding the fish in his pond. Walter took time to enjoy traveling on the backroads of Wisconsin and enjoying his Old Fashioned at Friday night fish fries. Walter was a well-known and respected person throughout the Dodge Co. area. He was very proud of his family, especially his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Walter is survived by his wife and partner of 38 years, Lolagene; his children: Peter, William (Denise), John (Laura), Penny, and Randy (Tammy) all of Beaver Dam; his step-children: Correna (Terry) Bedker, Tony (Dawn) Kuzniewicz both of Beaver Dam, and Cindy (Jeff Hanson) Kuzniewicz of Richmond, VA; his siblings: Mary Winter of Beaver Dam, Ruth Gassmann of Switzerland, Werner Minnig, Fred (Janet) Minnig, and Bob (Sandy) Minnig all of Beaver Dam; his grandchildren: Dustan (Jennifer), Dylan (Vicki Haase), Abby, Brandon (Morgan Breunig), Derrick (Amanda), Mitchell (fiancée Jessica Boerst), Ava Guenther, Ella and Leo George; step-grandchildren: Matthew (Stephanie) Bedker, Ryan Bedker, Alicia (Rollie Keel) Nelson, Nate Nelson, Chloe and Claire Kuzniewicz; great-grandchildren: Haley, Nora, Leia, Levi and Lennon; step-great grandchildren: Nolan and Isabel; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son Paul in 2014; and sister-in-law, Diane Cuff.

Private family funeral services will be held.

The family extends a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Poser and the staff on the fourth floor of the Columbus Community Hospital, to Dr. Miller and staff of the ER Department, to the EMT's of the Randolph Ambulance, Dr. Albertini, Dr. Morris and Dr. Hartig and their staff at the UW Clinic and Dr. Kraus and staff of Prairie Ridge Clinic. We are grateful for your compassionate care, thoughtfulness, kindness and friendships.