Irving Walsh

Irving “Irv” S. Walsh, 85, of Waukon died Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 14 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, with Fr. Jim Dubert and Deacon Mike Ward officiating. Burial with military graveside rites was at St. John the Baptist-West Ridge Cemetery, rural Waukon.
Irving Stephen Walsh was born August 16, 1929 at his parents’ home in Fairview Township in rural Waterville, the son of Stephen and Marjorie (Molitor) Walsh. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Pius Cherry Mound Catholic Church in rural Harpers Ferry. Irv attended schools in Allamakee County.
He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War from January 3, 1952 to December 14, 1955. Irv was a Boatswain’s Mate Third Class and served as a loader on a 50-caliber gun and as a gun captain on a five-inch turret gun.
May 19, 1948, he married Mary Lou Marsden at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church-West Ridge in rural Waukon. Irv was a mechanic and transportation director for the Allamakee School District bus barn until he retired in 1991. After he retired he went to work for Equity Co-op in Waukon, where he worked as a mechanic and drove truck for several years.
Irv was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, going to flea markets, and collecting antiques.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Lou Walsh of Waukon; a brother, James (Beverly) Walsh of Waukon; two sisters, Jean (Joe) Kroack of Waukon and Sharon (Don) Kouba of Hiawatha; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Stephen Walsh; and his step-father, George Topel.
Honorary casketbearers were Lawrence Benda, Bryan Bollman, Jerry Bollman, Pat Curtin, Gordon Kaeser, Don Kouba, Joe Kroack and Jerry Schroedel. Casketbearers were Cory and Casey Walsh, Steve Barth, Dale and Richard Wagner, and Kim Walsh.
Online condolences may be left at


Rate this article: 
No votes yet