Walter P. Heinecke

October 22, 1941 - Feb. 4, 2024

Walter P. Heinecke

Walter P. Heinecke passed on Sunday, February 4, 2024, at Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa.

He was born in Allenton, WI, on October 22, 1941, to Christian and Loraine (nee Langenecker) Heinecke. Walt spent his childhood years in Allenton then Theresa before moving to the Milwaukee area.

He attended West Bend High School before joining the Army National Guard. He loved to adventure, enjoyed live music - most recently with a local quartet in New Berlin - and enjoyed being part of a landscaping team which prepared the Summerfest grounds including the barge. He was close to childhood and adolescent friends who will miss him dearly.

Also left behind to relish his memory and escapades are his brother, Dave (Sandy) Heinecke of Edmond, OK; sister, Phyllis Schaefer of West Bend, WI; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Those preceding Walt in death include his mother and father; stepfather, Rudy Heinecke; sister Ann Weston; and brother Ron Heinecke.

A memorial gathering and celebration of Walt鈥檚 life will take place on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service (1315 W. Washington Street, West Bend, WI 53095) from 12 p.m., until 2 p.m. Food and refreshments will be available throughout the gathering, followed by a time for prayer and testimonials. Walt was partial to his purple or blue striped/plaid shirts; wear one in memory of Walt to honor him on this day. A private graveside service for family will be determined for a later date.

Your thoughts and prayers are sincerely appreciated. If you wish to make a donation in his name, select your cherished nonprofit. A special thank-you to all the doctors, nurses, and caregivers of Froedtert Wauwatosa Hospital鈥檚 ICU and ER departments.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service has been entrusted with Walt鈥檚 arrangements. Additional information and Tribute Wall can be found at .

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