Walter F. Gresens, 82, of St. Joseph, went to his heavenly residence on Saturday, Could 30, 2020. Preparations have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will likely be held at a later date. Memorial contributions could also be made to Lutheran Hour Ministries, https://www.lhm.org/ or Trinity Lutheran Church – St. Joseph, http://www.trinitystjoe.org/. These wishing to go away a web based condolence could achieve this at www.starks-menchinger.com.
Walter was born on September 9, 1937, in Chicago, IL, to Walter O. & Margaret (Wascher) Gresens. He graduated from Luther Excessive Faculty North in 1955 and continued his training by attending Concordia College and incomes a bachelor’s diploma in music. Walter started working at Emmaus Lutheran Church of their music division, which is the place he met the love of his life, Karen Stilb. The 2 have been married on August 19, 1961, in Milwaukee, WI. Walter had a ardour for music, he was a Minister of Music within the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod for over 50 years, till he retired in 2012. Along with being an organist, he was additionally a college trainer, choir, and band director.
In his earlier years, Walter, Karen, and their three youngsters would spend a number of weeks yearly tenting in both Wisconsin or Northern Michigan. Walter loved trains, making digital music along with his Apple pc, and was infamous for telling horrible jokes. Walter was an unimaginable man with an exquisite coronary heart. He was a real man of religion who at all times loved sharing Christ, his Savior, with others and will likely be missed dearly by all who knew him.
Walter is survived by his loving spouse of almost 59 years, Karen; youngsters, Richard (Lisa) Gresens of St. Joseph, Susan Gresens of Interlochen, MI and Matthew Gresens of Austin, TX; grandchildren, Jennifer and Mark Gresens and Sarah Cournoyer; and great-grandchild, Charlie Thompson.
Walter was preceded in dying by his dad and mom, Walter & Margaret and sister, Wilma Hecht.
Posted On: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 1:51 PM