BELVIDERE, Ill. – Walter A. Schachtner, 87, of Belvidere, IL passed away Monday, July 8, 2013 at his home. He was born July 27,1925 in Carroll, Iowa the son of George and Teresa (Newburg) Schachtner. He attended school in Carroll, Iowa. Married Margie Buske, October 18, 1947 in Osage, Iowa.

Walter farmed and built golf courses when he lived in Iowa before moving to Belvidere in 1965 to work in maintenance at the Chrysler plant. A member of St. James Catholic Church, Belvidere, IL. where he was a 4th degree Knight with Knights of Columbus, Belvidere Council #735. He loved to travel, fish and garden, but most of all he loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by his daughter, Carol Schachtner, Belvidere. Daughter in law, Sue Schachtner (Dick) Babcock, Grandchildren, John (Vanessa), Steven (Melissa), Andrew (Nikki), Brian (Nicole) Schachtner and Steven (Tina) Griffis, Pamela (Dylen) Larsen, Marsha (Joel) Jordan, Brother, Lloyd (Marian) Schachtner, Sister, Ruth (Gene) Madden, and 9 Great grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, wife, Margie, sons, David Lee and Lennis, grandson, David Lee, great granddaughter, Madeline, and 4 brothers and sisters.

Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday July 13, 2013 at 2:00 pm in Our Lady of Good Council Catholic Church in Fonda, Iowa. Visitation Saturday at Church from 12:15 pm until time of service. Burial at Mount Zion Catholic Cemetery in Fonda.

Mahaney Funeral Home in Fonda is in charge of the arrangements.