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Walter C. Young

April 9, 1927 – May 14, 2020

Walter C. Young of Oconomowoc died on May 14, 2020. He was born on April 9, 1927. He was the son of Walter and Eunice (Harlow) Young from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was abandoned by his wife, Gwen Anne (Turner) Young; a brother, David F. (Uschi) Young from Tubac, Ariz., with their daughter; her three children, David T. (Lisa), Carolyn Amy (Gene) Arenson, and Steven C. (Megan) all from Oconomowoc; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Walt is a graduate of the United States Merchant Trade Academy, where he received a commission in the Navy and Maritime Services, Marine Engineer License, and a bachelor of marine engineering. He then obtained a master’s degree in engineering from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa.

He sailed as an engineering officer with Moore McCormack to Hawaii, the Marshall Islands, Guam, Japan, and the east coast of South America. During the Korean War, he served as an engineering officer at the US Navy Destroyer, USS Vesole, DDR-878.

After the war, his career advanced through manufacturing and management positions in Reliance Engineering, Waukesha Engine Co. and Cummins Engine Co., concluding as president of the Seamon Company in Wisconsin. He then acquired his own material handling company in Brookfield, and added a duplicate manufacturing operation in Mooresville, N.C.

In addition to serving in several industry associations, Walt was president of the Harrison Lakes Home Owners Association in Columbus, Ind., Board member and president of the Chenequa Country Club in Wisconsin, and president of Admiral Jensen Beach Condominium, Florida, during recovery from hurricanes in 2004 and 2005.

Walter will be buried in the Gardens of Stonebank. His family is planning a private funeral. We want to express our sincere thanks and love to the gentle souls at AngelsGrace. Furthermore, as the saints walk among us, our appreciation cannot be measured by the outpouring of love and support from Dr. Schultz’s team, who has helped us generously. In lieu of flowers, we really appreciate gifts in Walter’s name for his favorite organizations: The Salvation Army and the Oconomowoc Area Foundation.

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