Walter H. Faber, 94, of Silver Lake, died Dec. 26, 2012, at St. Catherine’s Medical Campus. Pleasant Prairie. He was born Oct. 12, 1918, in Silver Lake, to the late Jacob C. and Millie (Ganzlin) Faber. On Sept. 4, 1949, he married DeLores Anderson in California; they lived in California from 1949, returning to Silver Lake in 1970.

Walt proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a master craftsman of fine woodworking and prior to his retirement, worked as a carpenter in California and Illinois, building custom homes.

While living in California, Walt was an active member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. He was a current member of the Christ Lutheran Church, Paddock Lake, where he constructed the wood furnishings for the chancel in the sanctuary.

Walt enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also enjoyed woodworking, fishing, boating, water skiing, gardening and traveling. He had a life long love for children. He was a foster parent for 26 newborns and coached Little League baseball for several years. Walt always enjoyed sharing his sense of humor and his homemade banana bread.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years DeLores; children Thomas (Lisa) of Woodstock, Ill.; Diane (Troy) Roberts of Silver Lake; Gloria Wietrzak of Salem and James (Kristina) of Marengo, Ill.; grandchildren: Troy, Angela, Jacob, Alison, Colin, Benjamin, Ryan, Brett, Camilea, Michael, James II, and Kristi; great-grandchildren: Jake, Emma, Kaitlyn, Annika, Andrew, Grace, Harper, Charlie, Walter, Adeline, William, Parker, Frankie, Chloe, Hannah, Kayla, James III, Sara, and Nikole; brothers: Sheldon (Katy) and Donald (Eileen) both of Silver Lake; brothers-in-law: George Felleti of Silver Lake and Darrell Null of Texas; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son-in-law Frank Wietrzak, and siblings Reinald, LeRoy, Kenneth, Robert, Jacob, Lyle, Mildred Goehring, Shirley Klontz, Marge Null, and Genevieve Felleti.

Funeral services and interment will be private. Arrangements were entrusted to the Strang Funeral Home of Antioch.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Christ Lutheran Church, Paddock Lake are appreciated in Walter’s memory. Well-wishers can sign his the online guest book at www.strangfh.com.