Melvin A. “Pete” Walstra, 85, died in Stevens Point Wednesday, May 7, 2014.
Memorials may be sent to Faith Lutheran Church in Walworth.
Boston Funeral Home in Stevens Point assisted with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.bostonfuneralhome.net.
Mr. Walstra was born Aug. 15, 1928, in Walworth County, a son of the late Sipka and Mabel Schacht Walstra.
He was married to Ardis Hill March 31, 1951, at Fontana Community Church in Fontana.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He was a member of Faith Evangelical Church in Walworth.
Survivors include his wife, Ardis; two daughters, Jill (John) Thom and Sue Maier, both of Stevens Point; one son, Peter, Boulder, Colo.; grandchildren, Nathaniel (Sarah) Thom, Wheaton, Ill.; Emily Thom, Milwaukee; Christopher and Timothy Maier, Stevens Point; Steffanie Walstra, Denver, Colo.; Peter Hill Walstra and Molli Walstra, Boulder, Colo.; and three great-grandsons.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, George and Kenneth; and one niece, Tobie Walstra.