Louis T. “Louie” Walters

Louis T. “Louie” Walters, 76, of Kingsford, Mich., passed away March 11, 2023, in Honolulu, Hawaii.

He was born August 26, 1946, in Milwaukee, Wisc., son of the late Emil Zblewski and Angeline Brazzoni. Louie grew up in Milwaukee and was a graduate of Custer High School, class of 1965. Following graduation, he proudly served in the United States Navy from June 1965 until his honorable discharge in January of 1993, retiring as a Chief Petty Officer. His last duty station of about 17 years was with Navy Seabee Battalion, NMCB-25. Louie worked in park maintenance for Milwaukee County until his retirement. He moved to Kingsford, Mich., in August of 2005. Louie loved the U.P. and its bounty of outdoor activities and countryside since 1973.

Louie married the love of his life, Bernadine “Bernie” Jordan, from West Bend, Wisc., on April 15, 2003. She loved living in the U.P. just as much as Louie. Bernie preceded him in death in 2017.

Louie volunteered a lot through the years in the communities he lived in. He was a local Marine Corps League member and volunteered at the Oscar G Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain. Louie was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association and the Naval Reserve Association. In Milwaukee, he volunteered at the U.S.O, the March of Dimes Walkathon, and marched in many color guards.

Survivors include his step-sons, Russell and Nigel Jordan; three sisters whom he loved so much, Mary Ann Jarvi (John), Susan Gutkowski, and Shirley Kuehn (Thomas); and nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Visitation will be held Saturday, April 29, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron Mountain, Mich. The funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The burial will take place in Quinnesec Cemetery, Quinnesec, Mich.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Camp American Legion. The donation can be made online at www.campamericanlegion.org, or can be mailed to 8529 County Road D, Lake Tomahawk, WI 54539.

May Louie rest in peace with Bernie, along with the Fair Winds and Following Seas. “Amen to the Lord for the life I had in good and bad times.”

The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home, Iron Mountain, Mich., to honor Louie’s legacy of life.

Friends and family may leave condolences and tributes to Louie’s family at www.jacobsfuneralhomes.com.