Walter was born in Berger, Missouri on May 21, 1936, a son of the late Walter S. & Dorothy (Schowe) Willimann.
He was the widower of Dorris Ann (Von Behren) Willimann. They were united in marriage on June 8, 1957, in New Haven, MO. Dorris preceded him in death on November 16, 2019.
Walter was a member former member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Berger, where he served on the church board. He was a member of the New Haven American Legion and the Local 110 UAW.
He worked for Walter Buchulz as a meat cutter, until he later opened his own store, Willimann's Clover Farm Market. After he sold his store he went to work at Chrysler, where he worked for many years until his retirement in 1992. While he worked at Chrysler he also worked evenings for Scheer's Transfer in New Haven.
Walter is survived by two daughters, Terri Menke, of New Haven, Missouri; and Vicki Gardner, of Berger, Missouri; by two brothers, Eugene Willimann & wife Ann, of Quincy, Illinois; and Ronald Willimann, of New Haven, Missouri; by three sisters, Joyce Hauser & husband Joseph, of Berger, Missouri; Fay Scheible & husband Larry, of Berger, Missouri; and Fern Wray & husband Kenny, of Rhineland, Missouri. by his grandchildren, Tiffany Femmer, of Berger, Missouri, Tonya Whitman, of Marthasville, Missouri, Ryan Hurd & wife Nicole, of Bossier City, LA, Cassandra Gardner, of Londell, Missouri, Christopher Willimann, of Truxton, Missouri, Jamie Willimann, of Berger, Missouri, Danny Wienecki, of Bathalto, Illinois, and Angie Koszyk, of Plain Field, Illinois, and by his great grandchildren, Joshua, Hannah, Savannah, Mya, Evan, Ryan, Tyler, Aiden, Alaina, Sean, and Austin.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Dorris, a son, James "Jim" Willimann, a son-in-law, Wendell Menke, a brother-in-law, Dwayne Von Behren, and two sisters-in-law, Sharon Rae Von Behren and Mary Lou Willimann.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 17th from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, New Haven, where funeral services will follow at 7:00 p.m.
Memorials may be given to New Haven Care Center or New Haven Hospice. C/O Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home.