Born: December 14, 1934 - Deceased: January 10, 2023
Walter R. Beatty, 88, of Belleville, IL, born Friday, December 14, 1934, in Belleville, IL, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at his residence in Belleville, IL.
Walter worked throughout his career and retired from the Defense Mapping Agency (NGA) in St Louis Mo. Walter also was a farmer and co-owner of the Rhein and Beatty Farm near Smithton Ill. He was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Belleville, IL, Past Master of St. Clair Lodge #24 A.F. & A.M., Scottish Rite Bodies and Ainad Shrine. Wally enjoyed winters in Arizona and summers at his Minnesota lake house.
He was preceded in death by his:
- Wife: Lizetta “Jane” nee Rhein, Beatty
- Parents: Walter and Edna T., nee Lembke, Beatty
- Brother: Harold (Beverly) Beatty
Surviving are his:
- Pamela (Jeffrey) Vogel of Clovis, CA
- Michael (Theresa) Beatty of Waterloo, IL
- Julie Jane (Ricky) Morton of Belleville, IL
- Sister: Janet (Keith) Freeman
- Timothy Simpson
- Julie Simpson
- Benjamin (Kelly) Beatty
- Eric (Laura) Beatty
- Joseph Beatty
- Samantha (Chris Muscarella) Morto
- Andrew (Caitlin) Morton
- Great grandchildren
- plus one additional due in May
- Brother-in-law: Don (Janet) Rhein
- Many nieces and nephews
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Shriners Children’s or St. Paul UCC Belleville,, IL.
Visitation: Visitation from 11:00 am – 1:00pm on Tuesday January 17, 2023 at Kurrus Funeral Home.
Funeral: Masonic service will be held at 1:00 pm Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at Kurrus Funeral Home with Private Entombment at Valhalla Gardens of Memory Mausoleum in Belleville, IL.