Williams Walt L., age 59, passed away on April 14, 2002. Survived by his loving wife, Darlene; beloved son, Curt (Sandi); beloved daughter, Erin (Michelle); loving sister, Irene; brother, Robert (Doris) and nephew, Warren (Linda). Preceded in death by his father, Warren; mother, Goldie Mae; and special friend, Greg Dumond. Walt leaves a loving family, many friends and acquaintances who knew just how special he always was. Walt was the consummate loving husband and father, as well as a caring friend to many. Walt worked very hard throughout his life. He gave his best to even the most mundane tasks because he believed that was the measure of a man. His philosophy was if you can't give your best to the task at hand, don't bother doing it until you can. Walt served his country in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1966. Upon his discharge, he pursued a career as a Chef. He worked hard and learned so much. He started his career in the salad department of the Minneapolis Woman's Club. When he ended his career there, he was their Chef. One of the great passions of his life was food. He loved cooking for others and his standards were very high. If the food wasn't the best, he wouldn't serve it or eat it for that matter. Walt was a very generous man and in sharing food with family and friends, he was the happiest. In 1977, he decided he would like to try a different career. He then went to work for Johnson Screens as a screen machine operator. Walt worked there until 1988. Walt, although your body has left us, we will be comforted by your spirit which will forever remain in our hearts. However, there is an ache in our hearts that will only be silenced when we are again reunited with you. Until then, we know there is a new star in the heavens and we will think of you laughing and smiling on us while you and Greg are riding your cycles always with the wind at your back. There will be a celebration of Walt's life at 11 am Wednesday at Anderson Funeral Home, 1401 Arcade St., St. Paul. Visitation one hour preceding the service. Burial at Union Cemetery. 651-776-2761

Published on April 16, 2002

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