Joseph "Milton" Walte, 83, of Keokuk, died Friday, March 27, 2020, at Unity Point - Keokuk Emergency Room
Milton was born January 23, 1937 in Keokuk, the son of Joseph Benjamin and Dorothia Preston Walte. In November, 1958, he married Marilyn Landman in California. She survives. He had lived most of his life in Keokuk and worked for Sammons Construction and later for Hickey Construction.
Milton was of the Catholic faith. He loved to spent time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was ready to travel at a drop of a hat. He also enjoyed having nice cars. Milton was known for his visiting with friends and giving them static.
He is survived by his wife of sixty one years, Marilyn of Keokuk; a son; Joseph (Tresa) Walte of Bonaparte, Iowa, three grandchildren; Joseph (Donielle) Walte of Salem, Iowa, Caitlyn Walte of Waterloo, Iowa, Justin Walte of Keokuk and Camryn Walte of Keokuk as well, a great grandson; Brecken Walte of Salem, Iowa and a sister; Violet Walte of Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son; Jeffrey "Jeff" Walte, 2 brothers; Ed and Bill Walte, a sister; Traci Walte, and a grandson; Jonathon Walte.
Due to the coronavirus crisis, a public memorial service is not possible. The family is having a small private graveside service at Oakland Cemetery in Keokuk.
Friends may sign the register book from 3:00 to 8:00 Tuesday at DeJong-Greaves Celebration of Life Center at 917 Blondeau Street in Keokuk.
Memorials are suggested for Oakland Cemetery Road Repair Fund.
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