Walter “Wally” “Papa” Avery, age 85, a resident of Eagle River, Wis., and formerly of Brookfield, Wis., passed away on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019.

He was born in Milwaukee, Wis., on June 18, 1934, to Claude and Adeline Avery.

Wally worked at Parker Floor Coverings in Milwaukee, for over 35 years and Carpeteers in Rhinelander, Wis.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing and was an avid Packers, Brewers and Badgers fan.

Wally loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Walter was preceded in death by his wife, Renee; parents, Claude and Adeline; and two sisters.

He is survived by his children, Tobin (Rene) Avery of Three Lakes, Wis., Troy (June) Avery of Conover, Wis., and Tabitha Avery of Eagle River; sister, Lois (Jerry) Jawr of Indiana; grandchildren, Jarrod, Jake, Bret, Jeremy and Jordan; great-grandchildren, Nikita and Elizabeth; and other family and friends.

Private family services were held.

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