Funeral service will be held on Monday, April 15th at 1:30 p.m. at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Watertown, with the Rev. David Groth officiating. Entombment will be at Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia.
Visitation will be on Sunday, April 14th from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown and at the church on Monday from 12:30 p.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church or to Rainbow Hospice would be appreciated.
The Hafemeister Funeral Home of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Waldo James was born in Red Wing, MN on July 12, 1933, son of Gustave Albin and Marcella (Peterson) Bostrom. On July 2, 1955, he married the former JoAnn Lemanski in the Town of Trenton.
Wally had been employed with the Milwaukee Railroad for 42 years as a Station Agent in Watertown and Oconomowoc, then at the relay office in Milwaukee.
He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
Wally is survived by his wife, JoAnn “Jo” of Watertown; his two daughters, Jaymie (David) McCoy of Helenville; Kim (Philip) Heyer of Beaver Dam; six grandchildren, Shane (fiancé, Lynn Hoffmann) Bakken, Ryan Molley, Erin Molley, Emily (Tyler) Welnak, Joshua (fiancé, Kate Visser) Heyer, Andrew Heyer; two great grandchildren, Jack Welnak and Willow Welnak. He is also survived by two sisters, Carol Halling and Donna (Ken) Revoir, as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceding Wally in death were his parents and a brother-in-law, William Halling.