Walter Kleinschmidt, 87, of Rochester, died at 4:21 pm, Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at his residence. He was born May 28, 1925, in Quincy, Illinois to John and Clara Haas Kleinschmidt.
Walter was preceded in death by his parents.
He was a US Navy Veteran serving during WWII. He was a former member of Carpenters Local 16 and was a member of Plymouth Owners Club, Chrysler Restorers Club and was a Charter member of the World War II Memorial.
He had worked for Carpenters Local 16.
Graveside Service: 10 am, Friday, August 17, 2012 at Camp Butler National Cemetery where Sangamon County Interveterans Burial Detail will conduct Military Honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Forever Feline Ranch in Rochester, Illinois
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I remember Walter from seeing him regularly at Moonlight Garden Roller Rink when I was a little girl. He was a friend of my parents and worked on our home when they built on. This picture is exactly as I remember him and is a duplicate to one I found among our family photographs. He was always so kind.
Dr. Keith & Candy Cummins posted on 8/23/12
Walter didn't have a phone so we gave him a standing appointment-anytime he walked in the door we had time for Walter. I had so many conversations with Walter just visiting in our waiting room. He reminded me of my father so I felt drawn to just sit and visit He was such a sweet person and we had just mentioned to each that we hadnt seen him lately and wondered where our Walter was. We always told him to stop by our farm since he lived close by, now we both regret we didnt insist or persist. We are sad to loose such a kind, patient and friend. He will be in our hearts always.