Daniel R. Walters


Daniel Ray Walters, 60, of Ettrick, passed away Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse.

Dan was born September 2, 1961, at St. Ann’s Hospital in La Crosse, to Ruth Marie (Emmons) Steele and Howard M. Steele and was later adopted by Roger Walters. Dan graduated from G-E-T High School and went on to attend cosmetology school in La Crosse to become a barber. He was currently employed at Mike’s Bar in Galesville. Dan loved working with horses and helping show them, especially Clydesdales. For many years, Dan was the Assistant in the Draft Horse Department at the Wisconsin State Fair. He also helped with the cranberry harvest at the Larry Case Marsh outside Valley Junction every fall for many years.

Dan is survived by his mother, Ruth Marie Barton of Galesville and Fort Mohave, AZ; uncles: Roger (Virginia) Emmons of West Salem, Jim Emmons of Galesville, John Emmons of Galesville, Robert Walters of California and Tom Walters of Galesville; aunts: Kathleen (Wayne) Meunier of Galesville, Beverly (Rick) Nemitz of Trempealeau, Judy Walters Burkhardt of El Paso, TX; step brothers: Allen (Jennifer) Barton of Neillsville, Brian (Kelly) of Maine, and Dusty (Sarah) Barton of La Crosse; and many cousins.

Dan was preceded in death by his sister, Renee Sue Walters; fathers: Roger Walters and Howard M. Steele; stepfather, George E. Barton; grandparents: V. Raymond and Ruth Emmons, Spencer and Esther Thomas, Myron and Anna Steele, and Virgine Stewart; uncle, Ronald L. McDonah; and cousin, Troy Nemitz.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Dan this coming summer.

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