Walter C. Schroeder, age 79, of Big Flats, Wisconsin passed away Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at the Tomah VA Hospital.

Private graveside services are planned, Walter will be laid to rest at the Big Flats Cemetery. Rev. Karyn Bodenschatz will officiate.

A public celebration of life gathering will be held at a later date.

Walter was born in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin to Walter and Anna Marie (Luebke) Schroeder. He served in the Army during the Korean War. Walter married Beverley D. Brynes on July 30, 1955 in Fort Atkinson. Walter worked as an auctioneer for over 40 years.

Walter enjoyed rummage sales, hunting, camping, cooking, and telling jokes. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, American Legion Red Cloud Post #250, and the Wisconsin Auctioneers Association.

Walter was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Anna Marie Schroeder; and wife, Beverly.

Those left to mourn include his friend, Anita Schnolis of Big Flats; four children, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.