Walter H. Kalata
October 6, 1933 - December 13, 2007
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First English Lutheran Church
320 E. North Street
Appleton, WI
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Appleton, WI
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Kalata, Walter H. Appleton Age 74, passed away unexpectedly at home on December 13, 2007. He was born in Ironwood, Michigan on October 6, 1933, the son of the late Walter and Vienna Kalata. He attended school in Ironwood and graduated from Gegobic Community College in 1955. He began his radio career in Ironwood at…

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Kyria Kalata left a message on May 8, 2020:
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Thomas R. Green left a message on April 6, 2009:
I worked with Walter (Sunny Bill Day) at the old WAPL (the hottest rock and roll station in 1958- 59) when they were in the Balliet Hotel.At that time Walter's theme song was by either Tommy or Jimmy Dorsey, "On The Sunny Side Of The Street" I know now Walter is surely on the sunny side of the street in a better place. Catch ya later Bill,"Poncho"
Larry LaFontsee left a message on April 6, 2009:
Walt was my next door neighbor and friend for fifteen years. He was a caring individual, who always treated me with respect. He would often hang out on the back porch of our building, talking about politics with me. Those conversations were "moderated" by his best buddy in the world, Hunter the Wonder Dog. Never satisfied with the direction of the conversation, or the number of scratches behind his ear, he'd put up a racket, and Walt would say, "Hey you, nobody asked for your opinion! Now, it's time for Larry to go back to his kennel, and you to yours!" We'd laugh, Hunter would wag his tail. I guess Walt has gone to his "kennel", as he liked to put it. Hope to see you again someday Walt. Rest in peace.
Keith Powell left a message on April 6, 2009:
Walter was a great friend of the Old Third Ward. He was very generous with his time & advice when I ran for office a few years ago. I'll miss his advocacy for common sense & plain talk in politics.
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