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August 2, 2018

Leonard "Lenny" A. Waelti

Leonard "Lenny" A. Waelti, age 77, passed away on July 24, 2018, at St. Mary's Hospital. He was born on September 13, 1940 to his parents, Alvin and Ethel (Bergen) Waelti.

He grew up in Belleville and graduated from Belleville High School in 1958. On May 28, 1960, he was united in marriage to Carol Ace at the First United Church of Christ in Belleville.

Lenny had many occupations throughout the years. Among the most memorable being the owner of Donuts Unlimited on Regent Street and Park Place Restaurant on Park Street. He also worked for many years in the shipping and receiving department at Miles Laboratory. In his retirement, Lenny enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, gardening, playing cards, dining out, bird watching and volunteering at the Verona Senior Center.

Lenny is survived by his wife, Carol; children, Kristine Weiss, Brian Waelti, Rodney (Tammy) Waelti, and Yvonne (Tim) Handell; grandchildren, Caila, Cory, Allison, Max, Makenzy, and Ian; great-grandchildren, Brooklyn, Kimberlee, Marissa, Camila, and MJ. He is further survived by his siblings, Marlene Lasure, Delores (Bob) Syvrud, Aldon (Christine) Waelti, Lynette (Ron) Reed, and Ronald (Connie) Waelti; Carol's siblings, Wayne Ace, Avis Ace, Eldon (Kriss) Ace; and sister-in-law, Mary Ann Ace.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister and brother-in-law, Thelma and Jim Freeman; brothers-in-law, Larry Lasure, Stanley Ace, and Norman Ace; and sisters-in-law, Leota Ace and Kay Ace.

A memorial service was held at 1:00 p.m., on Monday, July 30, 2018, at the Becker-Beal Funeral Home, 109 Greenway Cross, Belleville, WI, with Pastor Phil Ace officiating. Inurnment is in the Belleville Cemetery. A gathering of relatives and friends preceded the memorial service from 12:00 noon until the time of the memorial service on Monday, July 30, 2018, at the Becker-Beal Funeral Home in Belleville.

A Celebration of Leonard's Life took place from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., on Sunday, July 29, 2018, at Dahmen's at Hawks Landing, 88 Hawks Landing Circle, Verona, WI.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lenny's memory to The American Heart Association, The American Diabetes Association or the Verona Senior Center, 108 Paoli Street, Verona, WI 53593.

An online memorial with guestbook is available at


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