Harold Joe Walitshek

Harold J. Walitshek, 79, of Waterloo, died Monday, February 10, at NorthCrest Specialty Care.

He was born August 22, 1940, outside of Jesup, the son of George and Caroline Nelson Walitshek. He married Lois Ferrie May 5, 1962, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Waterloo. She died June 1, 2001.

Harold graduated from Jesup High School in 1958, and was employed by John Deere as a machinist for 33 years before retiring in 1992. He was a longtime member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church.

Survived by: three sons, David (Cindy) Walitshek of Star Prairie, Wis., Daniel Walitshek of Waterloo and Donald (Mary) Walitshek of Brashear, Mo.; 10 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren; a brother, Richard (Leslie) Walitshek of Tucson, Ariz.; and five sisters, Carol (Paul) Schellhase of Garrison, Vicki Sharp of Fairbank, Francine (Ronald) McGarvey of Dunkerton, Doreen (Dean) Olson of Winthrop and Kristine (Scott) Jensen of Cedar Rapids; and brother-in-law, Tom Even.

Preceded in death by: his parents; a daughter, Lori Bartmess; and sisters, Gloria Even and Georgene Glessner.

Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 15, at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway, with burial to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to UnityPoint Hospice.

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