Walter John "Walt" Kleinedler, 103, born March 18, 1914, in Chicago, IL, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at St. Paul's Home, Belleville, IL, where he had resided for the last two years.
Walter grew up in Lombard, IL. He began his lifelong career as a meat cutter at the age of 13 by helping his father in the meat market. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran who served as a supply sergeant in the Army Quartermaster Corps.
Walter and his wife, Mary Louise, made their home in Elmhurst, IL. After retirement in 1979, Walter and his wife moved to Cherokee Village, AR. In 1999, they relocated to Belleville, IL, to be closer to their daughter and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 58 years, Mary Louise, nee Clark, Kleinedler, whom he married April 29, 1943, and who died February 19, 2000; his parents, Fred and Mary, nee Cook, Kleinedler; four brothers, Fred, Irvin, Bernard, and James Kleinedler; and two sisters, Mary Shoemaker and Margaret Thompson.
Surviving are his children, Walter J. (Mariko) Kleinedler, Jr. of Temple City, CA,
Linda K. Laskowski of Swansea, IL,
and Kurt D. (Susan) Kleinedler of Centralia, IL;
a brother, Marvin Kleinedler of West Chicago, IL;
many nieces and nephews;
and many friends.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the dedicated staff at St. Paul's Home who loved and cared for Walter.
Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice or to St. Paul's Home, Belleville, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. at Chapel Hill Gardens West Funeral Home, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, with Rev. Calvin Elifson officiating.
Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery, Oakbrook Terrace, IL.