Walter "Wally" Kuriata
- February 2, 1939 - November 18, 2012
- Dowagiac, Michigan
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I was so sorry to hear that Uncle Wally passed away. I have so many great memories of him as I was growing up and his laugh was infectious. This world has lost a wonderful man who was full of life and fun. My heart goes out to all of you who knew him.
Melissa Hayes Zhiss
Posted by: Melissa Hayes Zhiss - Charlotte, NC - god daughter Nov 27, 2012
I met Wally on a snowy evening when i was going to his house for dinner with my sister and family to visit.Wally had made a wonderful meal . As we were sitting chatting i had mentioned losing a stone from a piece of jewelry and how i hoped i would find it.As we were chatting wally slipped something in my my hand and told me to be happy no woman should be unhappy. I looked in my hand and
Posted by: nancy howe - roswell, GA - friend of sharon's his companion Nov 24, 2012
While at the visitation I heard over and over Walt was a friend to all. Wally touched my life many years ago. He is an example for what we all should be.
Posted by: Tim Stoops - Niles , MI - Friend Nov 22, 2012
Wally will be missed at Priest Lake. Wally always had something for the kids and all of the kids knew him as "Uncle Wally". I know dad will miss talking to you about whether the fish are biting or not. I'm sure mom, Carol, Uncle Jason and Becky have already dealt you into the next hand of poker. Heaven gained another special angel.
Posted by: Denise McIntyre - Dowagiac, MI - Friend Nov 21, 2012
We have very fond memories of Wally: whistling at the office, supplying us all with fruit and veggies, a cheerful smile and greeting, and the traditional Polish prayer before meals we shared together. Your Dad was a very special man and he is survived by his legacy-that legacy is, you his family, genuine, giving, compassionate, down to earth people. May you feel God's comfort surrounding you, and may you see hope amidst the tears of sorrow. Our hearts are with you as we pray for you during this time of sorrow.
Posted by: Debbie and Johnny Groda - Berrien Springs, MI - Friend Nov 21, 2012
You will be missed
Posted by: Norma Bakeman Goldner -- Class of 1958 - eau claire, MI - classmate Nov 21, 2012
" IT IS WRITTEN THAT WHEN ONE PASSES THIS REALM THAT OUR LOSS IS HEAVENS GAIN "
Posted by: THE TYRAKOWSKI FAMILY - DOWAGIAC, MI - A GOOD FRIEND OF THE WHOLE KURIA Nov 21, 2012
Wally, or “Valter” as we called him, will be missed by many. Having met him through Wayne Stovern, I have many fond memories of sharing great laughter together. He was simply a gem of an individual. I feel blessed to have known him. My sincerest condolences go out to Wally’s family and especially Sharon. His spirit will remain all around Dowagiac, no doubt, and he’ll become a guardian angel for those that he loved and cared for so dearly.
Posted by: Lynnel (Keresztesi) Kiely - Sister Lakes, MI - friend Nov 21, 2012
Our thoughts go out to you all. Wally has been a great friend of our entire family for many many years. He was truly one of a kind and will be missed by many. I feel like I speak for many in saying I am thankful for having known Wally!
Posted by: Craig Lyons - Dowagiac, MI - Friend Nov 21, 2012
A fine man that will be truly missed. (Sorry I couldn't make the Memorial Sheila,Mark and Dee)
Posted by: Scott Jurgenson - Dowagiac, MI - Uncle/Friend Nov 21, 2012