Born February 8, 1926 in Sparland, Illinois and passed away August 9, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. He’s honored as a WWII Army Veteran. He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Dorothy. They moved to Arizona in 1956 from Illinois. He is survived by six children; Donald E. (Wanda S.) DeWalt, Peggy A. (Robert A.) Boelke, Marsha K. (Bruce W.) Pitrof, Bruce E. (Diane J.) DeWalt, Stephen M. DeWalt and Patricia J. Lapadura; eight grand children; Wayne, Raymond, Tamara, Ronald, Eric, Jason, Jared and Angela; many great grand children, step grand children, step great grand children; brothers; Jack, Thomas, Gary and sisters; Katherine and Nancy; many nieces and nephews. Five brothers and sisters preceded him in death. A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 10:00 am at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 8620 N.7th St., Phoenix. Interment will be held at 10:00am, Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, P.O. Box 13600, Phoenix, Arizona 85002-3600.