Walter Kurt Windt 75 of Princeton, Illinois passed away on August 4th 2013. Services will be on Wednesday August 7th at 11:30 A.M. at the Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton, Illinois. The Vistation will begin at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday August 7th.
He was born on December 16, 1937 in Oelwein, Iowa to Kurt & Gertrude (Ladeberg) Windt. Walt graduated from Oelwein High School in 1956. He was united in marriage to Arlene Mae Damm, on June 4, 1961 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Oelwein.
He spent four years in the U.S.Navy, where he was stationed out of Oak Harbor, Washington. He was attached to an Aircraft Squadron that patrolled the Bering Strait and was deployed several times to Kodiak, Alaska and Iwakuni, Japan. He also spent two years in the Navel Researves.
Walt went on to earn a B.A. Degree in Secondary Education from Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. His first teaching assignment took him back to Oelwein High School, where he taught and coached basketball and track. In the meantime, he attended Northeast Missouri State University (now named Truman State), in Kirksville, Missouri and earned an M.S. Degree in Secondary High School Administration. He came to Illinois and was employed by the Rockridge School District at Taylor Ridge, Illinois. In 1970, Walt moved to Princeton, Illinois where he remained for over 40 years. He was employed by the Princeton High School where he remained until his retirement.
After retirement he attended Illinois Valley Junior College and became a Certified Nurse's Aide in the State of Illinois. He helped many older residents in Bureau County with personal care and rehabilitation to get them back on their feet and keeping them there.
Walt was a member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church. He was a life Member of the Elk's lodge, member of the Moose Lodge, American Legion, Illinois and Iowa Teachers Associations, Illinois Principals Association, and the Illinois Retired Teachers Association.
Walt is survived by his wife, Arlene, 1 son: Troy (Jana) of Maple Grove, Minnesota, 2 daughters: Kimberly (John) Marselus of Forest, Virginia, and Stephanie (Brent) Batiste of Dekalb, Illinois, and 15 grandchildren. Brother and Sister-in-law Leon and Janet Bauer of Penn Valley California, and 5 nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Charlotte and Brother-In-Law Gerald Kuper and 1 niece.