A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Hardell-Holly Funeral Home in Almond, with the Rev. Paul Vanden Hogen officiating. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery in the town of Belmont in Waupaca County.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 9 a.m. Monday until the service.
Memorial contributions may be given to Almond American Legion Post 339 or to the Condolences may be offered online at www.hollyfuneralhome.com.
Mr. Walkowicz was born May 22, 1920, in Illinois, a son of the late John and Margaret (Gruender) Walkowicz.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945. He gained the rank of sergeant. He was in the 163rd Infantry Regiment of the 41st Infantry Division.
He was married to Margaret Izral on May 5, 1945, in Waukegan, Ill. She preceded him in death.
He worked as a machinist for a couple of years until buying a small farm in Amherst Junction in 1947. In 1949 they decided to move to a farm in Almond where they farmed until 1994 when they sold it to their son. They then moved to Waupaca. He continued to drive tractor on the farm until 2010.
After retiring from the farm, both volunteered at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King where he repaired wheelchairs.
Survivors include five sons, John, Ogema, Ed, Waukesha, Paul (Kay), Weston, James (Jade), San Francisco, Calif., and David (Rita), Almond; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; and eight great-stepgrandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Herman, Art and LeRoy.