Walter Slattery

Walter Slattery, 87, of Belleville, Illinois, born Monday, October 15, 1923, in Waterford, Ireland, died Saturday, August 13, 2011 at his residence in Belleville from complications from Parkinson's and congestive heart failure.

Walter worked as a Meat Cutter for Tri-City Grocery for 32 years. He was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace since 1961, Meatcutters Union Local #534, Belleville Area Right to Life, Hospice of Southern Illinois and Parkinson's Foundation of St. Louis. He was a WWII and Korean Army Veteran.

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Parents: Tim and Mary nee O'Leary, Slattery
  • Brother: Michael Slattery  
  • Infant Brother: Ted Slattery
  • Infant Sister: Josie Slattery

Surviving are his:

  • Wife of 58 years, Virginia E. nee Tissier, Slattery   
  • Son: Tim Slattery of St. Louis, MO
  • Daughters:
    • Karen (Jim) Fesler of Saint Louis, MO
    • Susan (Tom) Kraska of St. Louis, MO
    • Nancy (Tom) Braun of Columbia, IL
  • Sisters:
    • Mae Palmer of England
    • Angela McCarthy of England
    • Kathleen White of Belleville, IL
    • Josie (Eddie) Farday of Ireland
    • Bridget (Tommy) Hannigan of Ireland
  • Grandchildren:
    • Tim Slattery
    • Stephen Slattery
    • Kevin Slattery
    • Ryan Fesler
    • Amanda Fesler
    • Nicolette Kraska
    • Carly Kraska
    • Mark Braun
    • Blake Braun
  • Sister-in-Law: Marion Slattery of Ireland

Special thanks to Hospice of Southern Illinois  and his Caregivers Chris, Helen, and Shirley for their care and support.

Memorials:  Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Southern Illinois or Queen of Peace

Visitation:  Friends may call from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Monday, August 15, 2011 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois.

Funeral:  Funeral procession will leave at 10:15am for a mass of Christian burial at 10:30 am Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at Our Lady Queen of Peace, with Father Jack McEvilly officiating  Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Fairview Heights, Illinois.

Condolences left for Walter Slattery:

    Jinny, Tim, Sue, Karen and Nancy — Our sincere condolences to you at this sad time and may Walter rest in peace.

    Dominic, Bernie, Ross, Keith and Jocelyn Burke of 14, The Fairways, Golf Links Road, Killea, Dunmore East, Co. Waterford. Ireland.

    Dominic Burke Dunmore East Co. Waterford

    I remember Walter was always a happy guy with a smile on his face and that great laugh. He was a great uncle to me when I was growing up. I have fond memories of him.

    Mike & Monica Tissier Ft.Myers Florida 33907

    I have very fond memories of Mr Slattery. Tim and I along with Karen, Susan and Nancy were friends growing up. He was always a very happy person. I loved that Irish accent. Last time I saw him was last summer. My Dad, myself, my son Ryan and Steve sang My Wild Irish Rose for him. He really liked that. I will always remember his smile and cheerful disposition. I know he is in a much better place now. Rest in Peace Mr Slattery.

    Michael Thompson Oklahoma CIty OK 731569

    My Uncle Walter was the dearly loved and respected brother of my mother Mae. I did not meet him often, but on the few I did, and through countless stories recounted by mum, he was very funny and kind with an enormous zest for life and a huge heart full of love for his family. He will be greatly remembered and sorely missed. RIP dear Walter x

    Rosemary Ryan Watford Not Applicable WD195BH

    Sorry to hear of the passing of of your father. Sorry for your loss at this time.

    Charlie Cerpa & family

    charlie cerpa st.louis missouri 63129

    Virginia, Tim, Karen, Sue and Nancy. I am very sorry for your loss. What a gentle man he was. Maureen (Thompson) Kauten

    Maureen Kauten St Louis MO 63123