Walter Allen Wing

June 16, 1960 - November 15, 2022


Obituary For Walter Allen Wing

WAUNAKEE - Walter Allen Wing, age 62, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes, on Tuesday, November 15, 2022. Walt was born on June 16, 1960 in Columbus, WI to Robert and Esther Wing. He graduated from Lafollette High School in 1978 and from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 1982 with a degree in business. For most of his career he was a driven entrepreneur who loved fixing engines of all kinds. On July 16, 2010, he married Mary Jo Kudrna and they enjoyed exploring the country together. Walt also loved to play tennis and golf and had many close friends on and off the greens.

Walt was a loving father who dearly loved his daughters, Heather and Melissa. Along with his wife, Mary Jo, he supported his bonus daughter, Karli, and was a devoted grandparent to Sophie Jo and Sam.

He is survived by wife Mary Jo; stepdaughter, Karli; grandchildren, Sophie and Sam; mother, Esther (Hoffman) Wing; sisters Laurie (William) Gadda, Rebekah (Kirk) Johnson; and brother Rodney (Lori) Wing. He was previously married to Holly (Young) Wing. Walt is preceded in death by his father, Robert Wing. He will be greatly missed by many nieces, nephews, and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday November 25, 2022 at 6:00 PM at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 2418 N. Sherman Avenue, Madison. A visitation will be held from 4:00PM until time of services on Friday at the funeral home.

Please join in honoring Walt's legacy by supporting his gofundme fund at the following link:

In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years – Abraham Lincoln.

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  • November 23, 2022

    Mary Jo, we were incredibly sad to hear of Walt's passing and so very sorry for your and your family's loss. Walt was a great friend, wonderful golf partner, happy soul and always ready for a good laugh at mine or his own expense. He was the only person I knew that could fix any vehicle and you could trust the repair was needed and the cost was fair! We will always remember the fun times in the Sports Lounge with the both of you and Sophie. I will truly miss never being called "one more Randy" by him again. Knowing Walt was a true blessing. We wish you and your family the very best in moving forward in life while keeping Walt in your hearts. With love, Randy and Carrie Kyle.

  • November 22, 2022

    This one hurts. Walt was a good egg. His talents and spirit will be sorely missed in the neighborhood. My deepest sympathies to his family and friends. Jon Vinje

  • November 21, 2022

    We are so very shocked and sad to hear Walt has passed! We have many fun memories of when our girls, Melissa and Blair, were little. Many prayers and big hugs to the whole family. – Vicky and Jim Sullivan

  • November 19, 2022

    A wonderful, caring, and fun friend. You will be forever missed. Words cannot express the feelings of your passing. Peace to Mary Jo, Karli, Sophie, Sam and all that were touched by you.

  • November 18, 2022

    Walt was kind and thoughtful. He always greeted me by name and with a smile. He'd answer the phone when I'd call. He gave me good advice over the years. My condolences to the family.


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