Nicholas J. Walter, Jr., 77, St. Cloud
September 16, 1938 - August 29, 2016
A Funeral Mass will be held at 9:00 A.M. on Friday, September 2, 2016 at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church in St. Cloud, MN for Nicholas J. Walter, Jr. age 77 of St. Cloud, MN, formerly of Clements, MN. Father Stephen Reid will be the Celebrant. Burial will be in the St. Joseph’s Parish Cemetery, Waite Park, MN. Visitation will be on Thursday, September 1, 2016 from 4 P.M. to 8 P.M. and on Friday morning from 7:30 A.M. to 8:30 A.M. all at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud. A rosary will be prayed on Thursday evening at 7 P.M.
Nicholas was born on September 16, 1938 at Clements, MN the son of Nicholas J. and Cecilia A. (Guetter) Walter, Sr. He grew up in the Clements, MN area and attended Morgan High School where he graduated with the class of 1956. He was united in marriage to Joan A. Hauser on June 4, 1963 at St. Mary’s Basilica Catholic Church in Sleepy Eye, MN. Their marriage was blessed with six children. Mr. and Mrs. Walter lived most of their married life on a farm east of Clements, MN where they raised their family. Nick owned and operated his own construction company with Joan for most of his adult life. For health reasons, he moved to St. Cloud, 2 years ago.
The Catholic faith was very important to Nick and Joan, and they also enjoyed their time in the outdoors and Polka Dancing. Through his illness, Nick defied the Doctor’s odds many times and fought the good fight in a very honorable way.
In addition to his parents, Nick was preceded in death by his wife Joan on August 2, 2001.
He is survived by: his six children; Marie (Gary) Vogt, Chris (Dan) Walter, Nicholas Walter, III, Amy (Mike) Schultz, Daniel (Kris) Walter, Larry (Diane) Walter, 13 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren; three brothers, Leonard (Alice) Walter, Andrew (Sharon) Walter, Mike Walter; two sisters, Dorothy (Jerome) Huiras, and Arlene Walter, other relatives and many friends.