Walter Grabenstetter, age 92, a resident of Conover, Wis., since 1990, passed away on Dec. 20, 2019, at Rennes Health Care Center in Rhinelander, Wis.

Walter was born on Oct. 27, 1927, in Pforzheim, Germany, to Rudolf and Rosa Grabenstetter.

He served in the German Army during World War II.

In 1952, he immigrated to the United States where he met and married the love of his life, Hildegard Ghelhaar.

Walter enjoyed fishing and video recording.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hildegard Grabenstetter, on Dec. 17, 2010; his parents, Rudolf and Rosa Grabenstetter; and brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his daughter, Diane (William) Edelstein of Vero Beach, Fla.; son, Steven (Peggy) Grabenstetter of Fowler, Ill.; brother, Herman Grabenstetter of Cape Coral, Fla.; grandchildren, Anthony Grabenstetter, Tamara Edelstein and Rebecca (Richard) McClelland; and great-grandchildren, Mya McClelland, Zoe McClelland, Zak McClelland and Brooke McGuigan. 

Funeral services for Walter will be held in the spring at Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River, Wis.      

Arrangements by Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home, Eagle River. Online condolences may be expressed at