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David K. Walter

November 3, 1956 November 4, 2019
David K. Walter
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David K. Walter, age 63, a longtime resident of Woodridge, IL, passed away on November 4, 2019. He was born in Orange, CA on November 3, 1956.

David is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years, Pearl; his sons, Kevin and Kyle Walter; his parents, Frank and Eleanor Walter; his siblings, Debbie Nabak (husband Dennis), Doug Walter (wife Mauri), and Dan Walter (former wife Renee); his father-in-law, Mariano Gonzalez; his sister-in-law, Rina Weaver (husband Alan); his dogs, Bristol and (grand-puppy) Lana; as well as many treasured nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his sister, Donna Walter; and his mother-in-law, Pearl Gonzalez.

Biography: David earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Virginia Tech and his MBA from the Illinois Institute of Technology. David was an exercise enthusiast, running in many 10K races and even the Chicago Marathon. He spent most of his childhood in suburban Cleveland and then moved to the Chicago area after college. He loyally followed sports teams from his two hometowns and alma mater through both victory and defeat. He met his wife Pearl while they were both working at Nalco Chemical Company. David’s helpful and generous spirit earned the respect and appreciation of his colleagues at Nalco. He worked there tirelessly for 32 years until his illness forced him to retire. He inspired many as he fought courageously through 8 and 1/2 years of declining health. His jubilant love of life inspired the nickname “Smiley”. His wit, intelligence, kindness, and deep faith in God touched everyone lucky enough to know him. He will be dearly missed by all his family and friends.

Visitation will be Friday, November 8, 3:00 until 8:00 PM at the Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. Everyone is invited to meet for the Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, November 9, 11:30 AM at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 8404 S. Cass Avenue, Darien. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Romeoville, IL.

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3:00 PM 11/8/2019 3:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 11/8/2019 8:00:00 PM
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home

44 S. Mill St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home
44 S. Mill St. Naperville 60540 IL
United States

Mass of Christian Burial




11:30 AM 11/9/2019 11:30:00 AM
Our Lady of Mount Carmel

8404 S. Cass Ave.
Darien, IL 60561

Our Lady of Mount Carmel
8404 S. Cass Ave. Darien 60561 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


Resurrection Cemetery Final Resting Place

200 W Romeo Rd.
Romeoville, IL 60446

200 W Romeo Rd. Romeoville 60446 IL
United States

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