Walter Lattin, age 93 of rural Blanchardville died on Monday afternoon, March 5, 2012 at the Pleasant View Nursing Home in Monroe. He was born on February 21, 1919 in Argyle to George & Laura (Chenous) Lattin. He grew up in Argyle and attended the Sunnyside rural school until the death of his father. Then the family moved to Argyle where he went to the Argyle grade and high school until he joined the Army and went overseas to fight in World War II. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge and others in Germany. When he returned home from service he started farming. He was married May 2, 1959 in Dubuque, Iowa to Leora Ann Smith. Walter farmed for 15 years outside of Argyle, moved to rural Blue Mounds for 8 years, and then moved to their current farm in rural Blanchardville in 1969. Walter loved going around and visiting with other farmers and friends. He was a member of the Argyle Lutheran Church in years past.
Walter is survived by his wife, Leora Lattin of rural Blanchardville; one son, Gregory Lattin of Blanchardville; two daughters, Lisa Lattin of Madison, and Gloria Kelbel of Hillsboro; nine grandchildren, Travis Moen and Tim & Troy Lattin of Argyle, Darrell Lattin of Woodford, Nichole and Daniel Lattin of Browntown, Tiffany (David) Boehme of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, and Eason and John Kelbel, both of Hillsboro; and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sons, Rodney and Keith Lattin; and two sisters, Alice Hanson and Helen Chenous.
A private family gathering will be held on Thursday morning, March 8, 2012 at 10:00 AM at the Saether Funeral Home in Blanchardville. Private family graveside services will be held following at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Argyle. The Saether Funeral Home in Blanchardville is assisting the family. Online memories and condolences can be shared with the family at www.saetherfuneralhome.com.