1907 - 2007
Adelle E. Walling, 100, of
Watertown, passed away Wednesday morning,
A memorial service will be held on Sunday at at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. Anthony Schultz and the Rev. Mark Gartner officiating.
Burial will be in St. Henry Catholic Cemetery. [see Adelle Richter entry]
Family and friends may call to pay their respects at the church on Sunday from until the time of the service.
Memorials, if desired, may be directed to St. Luke's Lutheran Church or to the charity of one's choice.
Adelle was born
She was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, the Ladies of the Elks and American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 189, all in Watertown. She enjoyed bowling and was the first secretary of the Watertown Women's Bowling Association in 1937. Adelle was a master bridge player and in 1992, she received a Life Master Certificate from the American Contract Bridge League. Her golf career, which began at the Watertown Country Club, earned her many club championships (Watertown 1946). In recent years, she enjoyed golfing with her nephew, Larry Erdmann, and her niece, Debbie Bortz.
Adelle enjoyed many activities, but her favorite was painting, which she began in 1979. She was an accomplished artist. Her paintings of flowers, nature and landscape are especially treasured by her relatives. She also enjoyed pencil sketches.
Adelle is survived by a stepson, Garth (Esther) Walling of Neenah; stepgranddaughters, Nicole (Bill) Smith of Neenah and Nancy Walling of Nichols; a stepgrandson, Scott (Heather) Neitz of Racine; four stepgreatgrandchildren, Michelle Perket, Ryan Perket, JT Rau and Pieper Grace Neitz; a sister-in-law, Gertrude Erdmann of Elkhorn; caregivers, Nancy (Michael) Klinger of Watertown; other nieces, nephews and special friends, Bill and Phyllis Schmidt of Watertown.
She was further preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Helen Kay (Walling) Neitz; three brothers, Carl, Raymond and George Erdmann; and three sisters, Irma Gritzner, Leona Heiden and Mildred Tessmann.
The family would like to thank the staff at Marquardt Memorial Manor and Jenny and Angie of hospice for the loving care they provided for Adelle.
Hafemeister Funeral Home