Walton Allen Wysong, 83, certified public accountant, certified internal
auditor, ballroom dancer, and long time Chesterton resident more recently of
Portage, Indiana, died on April 12, 2012.
Born October 16,
1928 in Iron Mountain, Michigan to Guy M. and Minnie (Ormiston) Wysong, he
grew up in Miller, Ind., graduating in 1946 from William A. Wirt High School
(Gary, Ind.) and in 1953 from University of North Dakota (Grand Forks, North
He was preceded
in death by his first wife, June (Ayers) Wysong (1930-1962) and is survived
by their children Jennifer Vance, Nancie Wysong, Susan Ayers, Rhonda Helt,
and grandchildren Jonathan Blake, Timothy Vance, Darla Helt, Chloe Moyer,
Evan Blake, Ryan Helt, Margaret Vance, and Jamie Moyer.
He is also is
survived by former wife, Joanne (Lenhart) Wysong, and their children Debra
Wysong, Thomas Wysong Vincent, and grandchildren Hannah Thomas, and Brynn
Wysong, sister, Evelyn Kerezman Hoeg, nephew, Jeffrey Kerezman and niece,
He was preceded
in death by nephew, Bruce Kerezman.
He was a U.S.
Marine, serving in both active duty (1946-49) and the reserves (1949-53). He
worked in the steel industry (Inland, US Steel, Midwest, Acme) across his
career, retiring from Inland Steel in 1994 as audit supervisor. He enjoyed
the challenge of problem solving in audits. Following retirement, he worked
six years as an audit consultant. At mid-career, he was an accountant for
Orville Redenbacher of popcorn fame. After retirement, he took dance lessons
and was a dance host on six ocean cruises. He greatly enjoyed weekly dances
and wonderful friends in the dance community. He valued creativity,
appreciated autumn, played many sports, had an enduring faith in Christ and
loved his family.
He was happy to
win the final Chesterton Tribune’s Pigskin Picks of 2011, the first and only
time, though he played for many years.
service will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Chapel of the
Dunes, 301 S. Lake Street, Gary, Ind., followed by a graveside service with
military honors at Chesterton cemetery.
In lieu of a
wake, a reception honoring Walt's life will be held on Saturday, April 21,
2012 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Liberty Bible Church in the Fireside Room in
Chesterton, Ind. (Door C).
According to the
family’s wishes donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Spring Hill
Camps, Box 100, Evart, Michigan 49631.