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.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Lolagene... Walt came to my mind shortly before he passed. I thought to myself that I hadn't seen him in a while. I was saddened to see his obituary in the paper only a few days later. I always enjoyed seeing Walt, whether it was at a rural fire meeting, at your house to get his signature, or when our paths would cross at a Friday night fish fry. My deepest sympathy to you and Walt's entire family.

Posted by Randy Koehn - Columbus, WI   June 04, 2019

Sorry to see Walt"s passing he will be missed . I always enjoyed running into him on Friday nite and sharing a few laughs Butch Behrendt

Posted by Butch Behrendt - Westford, WI - Family Friend   May 31, 2019


We are so sorry to hear of Wally's passing, he had a great sense of humor which will be deeply missed. we knew him well from the Casino. Our sympathy's to Lola, Bill, Tinker and the rest of the family. Jeff and Candi Hron

Posted by Jeff Hron - wyocena, WI - Friend   May 31, 2019

So sad to hear of Walt's passing. Our sincere sympathy to the family. His big voice will be missed. May you find comfort in all the fond memories. John and Pam Pryme

Posted by John and Pamela Pryme - BEAVER DAM, WI - Family Friend   May 30, 2019

Wishing you Peace & Comfort as you face this difficult time, know that you are not alone....May you feel the comfort & warm thoughts of many who live you.

Posted by Tammy & Mike Matuszeske - Fall River, WI - Friend   May 29, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss Prayers and Sympathies to you all Walt was a great and wonderful man

Posted by Beth Berger - Cambria, WI - Coworker   May 29, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with the Minnig family. Walt was such an amazing and caring man. I always enjoyed seeing at United Cooperative. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Hannah Zimmerman - Randolph, WI   May 29, 2019

Brian and I are deeply saddened by the news of Walt's passing. We will always remember his hearty laugh and gracious heart. He was a great man.

Posted by Brian and Lana Ferstl - Beaver Dam, WI - Family Friend   May 29, 2019

Thoughts and prayers to the Minnig family. He will be missed. Rest In Peace Walter!

Posted by Dennis & Sharon Hupf - Hancock, WI - Family Friend   May 29, 2019

We send our sympathies and prayers to the entire Minnig family. We have some great memories because of Wally. Those cannot be taken away. Prayers for all.

Posted by Maggie & Floyd (Sadowske) Kitelinger - Hixton, WI - Family Friend   May 29, 2019

My deepest sympathy Pete and to your family. You're Dad was one of a kind. He made a lasting impression.

Posted by Marjie Ruiz    May 28, 2019

It wont be the same without Walt at the family get togethers. Prayers and sincere sympathy to Lola and all the family.

Posted by Elaine Koehn - Beaver Dam - Family Friend   May 28, 2019

We are deeply saddened by the passing of "Wally". We will miss our good times we had with him on Wednesday nights when he kept us laughing with his quick wit. He will be sadly missed. Our deepest and heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of his family.

Posted by Jerry&Carol Slotten - Fall River, WI - Friend   May 28, 2019

My deepest sympathy to the whole familly. Walt was one of the best. He will be missed.

Posted by Marjorie Nehring - Beaver Dam, WI - Friend   May 28, 2019

Thoughts and prayers to the Minnig family.

Posted by Dick and Kris Leistekow - Beaver Dam, WI - Family Friend   May 28, 2019

My condolences to the Minning family! I always enjoyed my conversations with Walt working on his car at Lidkte Motors. Along with many at local bars and at the Conservation Club. Rest in peace Walt!

Posted by Nick Maas - Burnett, WI - Family Friend   May 28, 2019

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