Walter L. Beetle, 88, of Sherman IL, passed away at his home while in the company of his family on October 19, 2019.
Walter was born on March 27, 1931 in Honolulu, HI the son of Walter K. and Dorothy (Hurst) Beetle. He married Arlene McLaughlin on August 15, 1959; she preceded him in death November 14, 2013.
Walter served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a gun enthusiast and an avid outdoorsman through hunting, fishing, and camping. Walter was a family man first and he loved his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Arlene Beetle; his parents; a son, Michael Beetle and a granddaughter, McKinlee Harris.
Walter is survived by his children Carolyn Sue (husband Danny) Williams of Sherman, Christine (husband Bob) Pritchard of Sherman, Daniel F. (wife Patricia) Beetle of FL, and Julie (husband John) Rodems of Springfield; as well as several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 25, 2019 at Ellinger-Kunz & Park Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery with military honors.
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