December 16, 2019 – West Bend, WI – Theo Walters passed away December 11, 2019 after succumbing to multiple injures suffered in a car accident.
Theo was born on April 20, 1999. Theo was a young man who embodied the seven virtues, sang with the muses and lived a life of quiet wisdom. He shunned the ideas of greed and possession.
He believed that life was for living. He was a beloved son, a devoted brother, and a stalwart friend to all.
Theo lived his life by the Golden Rule. He always turned the other cheek and always saw the good that could be found if you looked hard enough.
Theo’s accomplishments included; graduating from West Bend West High School in 2017, Student pilot by the age of 17, passing the civil service exam by the age of 18, and maintaining the highest level of excellence in all his pursuits.
He was an artist with a strong spirit and almost photographic memory regarding detail and description. He was a philosopher on life. His views on living, loving and friendship will be an inspiration to his family forever.
His many passions included architecture, geography, zoology, biology and travel. It was Theo’s dream to see the world and to experience all the joy that it has to offer.
Theo’s character was the admiration of all. He was brave and compassionate, modest and benevolent, persistent, merciful and generous. He was brilliant and insightful with a quick wit and the most gentle of souls.
His life was lived to the fullest cherishing each day and each encounter. Walking in the quiet of the night he would greet the dawn with a smile and love.
The memory of Theo will live forever in the hearts of everyone who was touched by him. He will always be loved. Theo often spoke of the bonds in life that are made of love. Our bond to Theo will live forever.
Theo is survived by his loving devoted parents, Jeffrey and Camille Walters, his loyal loving brother Alexander Walters (Madeline Ruedinger). His loving and devoted grandparents, Melvin and Shirley Walters, Gloria Dawn Strickland, and Grand- Aunt Sharon Marth; Uncle Mike (Kim)Walters, Aunt Jenny Walters-Fleischman, Aunt Holly Herman-Miller; Cousins: Mckenzie (Arin) Olson, Meghan and Kelly Walters, Jack and Henry Fleischman, and Lily Miller; Former Uncles Shawn Miller and Brian Fleischman, and numerous other relatives.
Theo’s true and most trusted friends, Jared Schellinger, Jenna Hopfer, Simon Rateau, and Chance Whiticker, and numerous other friends and family both here in Wisconsin and in Georgia. Finally; Theo was survived by his most beloved cat Ozzie (Coon). Theo was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather James S. Herman.
Theo’s Celebration of life will be held on December 21, 2019 at Phillip Funeral home; visitation 11 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., Service at 2 p.m.