Walter A. Wally Homeier
Edinburg – Walter A. Wally Homeier, age 59, passed away on September 1, 2007 at St. John’s Hospital at 12:11 a.m. Wally was born on August 4, 1948 in Springfield, Illinois. He was the son of Christ Henry Homeier and Lena Amelia Kupisch. He married Linda Benest on August 26, 1972, and recently celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary. In addition to his wife Linda, he is survived by his daughter Kristi (Tony) Klemko of Springfield, sons Matthew (Kim) Homeier of Pawnee, and Mike (Jamie) Homeier of Edinburg. Walter was a grandfather to seven grandchildren and had one granddaughter precede him in death.
Walter was the youngest sibling of three brothers, Christian Homeier, John Homeier, and William Bill Homeier, who preceded him in death, and is survived by two sisters, Maryanne Ream-Carnes and Helen (Ben) Harmony, both of Springfield. He was also the uncle and cousin of many.
In addition to being a wonderful husband and father, he worked under his father in the Homeier Dairy and he served in the military as an Air Force mechanic for four years. He also served at various times as a little league baseball coach, was a Boy Scout, Scout Master, an athletic club member, school board member, baseball/softball umpire for 15 years, and a loyal employee of Bi-Petro for 35 years.
Wally enjoyed history and trivia, but one of his greatest passions was carpentry in which he created beautifully skilled gifts for many others. He blessed our lives and all that surrounded him with unending laughter and love. He will be cherished and remembered forever in our hearts, and all of our lives will be that much less without him.
In loving memory of Walter A. Homeier.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a fund for his grandchildren c/o Citizens Bank of Edinburg.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, September 4, 2007 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service 11 a.m., Wednesday, September 5, 2007 at Staab Funeral Home with Pastor Jack Johnson officiating.
Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery where the U.S. Air Force will conduct honors.
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