Walter "Walt" Jay Mayr

August 04, 1957 - September 04, 2023


Obituary For Walter "Walt" Jay Mayr

MORRISONVILLE – The Man, the Myth, the Legend, Walter Jay Mayr, age 66, passed away at his home on Monday, September 4, 2023. Walt was born on August 4, 1957 in Madison, WI to Sylvester and Wilma (Utter) Mayr. He grew up in Windsor and went to DeForest High School, Class of 1975. Walter was a dedicated employee at Doherty Trucking. He enjoyed hunting, camping with his family and friends on the Mayr family land, ATV trips, motorcycling, stock car racing, and was a Mopar Man. Walt was a smart-assy and HI-larious man but also damn serious. Above all, he fought his hardest to stay with his family as long as he could. His strength and determination was admired by many.

Walt is survived by his children, Nicole Anderson and Cory (Jolene); grandchildren, Alexis, Amaya, Presley, Olivia, Zack “Big Guy”, Elijah, Brielle “Smiley”, and Axcell “AP”; two great grandchildren; siblings, Betty, Bill (Cathy), Dee, and Nancy; ex-wife/UTV sidekick, Darcy Doucette; and canine companion, Purdy. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Walt is preceded in death by his parents and sister, Kathy.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:30PM on Friday, September 8th, 2023, at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 6924 Lake Road, DeForest. A visitation will be held from 1:30PM until time of service on Friday at the funeral home. Final resting place at Windsor Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the UW Hospital staff, especially Dr. McCulloch and nurse Kelly, for nine years of care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or UW Carbone Cancer Center.

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8 Sep

Celebration of Life Service

03:30 PM - 04:00 PM

Ryan Funeral Homes - DeForest / Windsor 6924 Lake Road DeForest, WI 53532 Get Directions »
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  • September 07, 2023

    Dear Bill, Betty, Dee & Nancy, I am truly sorry for your loss. Growing up on Windsor street together makes it even harder to realize another loss. My prayers of comfort and peace for everyone. Peggy McCallen

  • September 07, 2023

    Nicole and kids, please accept our deepest condolences for the loss of your father and grandfather. May you find the comfort and strength you need during this time.

  • September 07, 2023

    Dear Betty, I was so sorry to read that your brother had passed away. He sounded like such a kind and fun-loving person. And, I know he has always been there for you when you needed him. My heart goes out to you and all his family. Sandy Bennett

  • September 05, 2023

    Betty, I am sorry for your loss. Walter was someone that I liked in school and though we had nothing in common, we respected one another. I extend my condolences to your family.

  • September 05, 2023

    Sympathies to you Nicole. I just met you on Sunday at the Cottage Grove ballpark. Sorry for your loss.


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