He is fondly remembered as a teacher and coach at Deer Park High School (1957-1959), Gonzaga Preparatory (1960-1971) and as vice principal at John F. Kennedy High School (1972-1995).
He is survived by his wife Rosemarie Dubois Waltner; daughters Katherine (Tom) Harig, Michelle Waltner, Terese (Matt) Brandenberg, Mary (Blaine) Pritchett, Patricia Waltner, Paula Waltner; sons Al (Erin) Waltner and John (Dina) Waltner; and their grandchildren Bridgett, Peter, Emily, Charles, Paul, Michael, Kevin, Colleen, Christine, Katie, Rachel, Sarah, Suzanne, and Andrew.
Joe enjoyed spending many summers on Deer Lake teaching his grandchildren to fish.
He will be remembered for his integrity, generosity and service to the community as well as his unshakable faith in God.
He is loved by his family and many friends.
He will be greatly missed.
Rest in the loving arms of God, JoePapa.
A rosary will be held 5:00pm, Sunday, August 25 at Danekas Funeral Chapel, Chewelah, WA, and Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary of the Rosary Catholic Church, Chewelah, WA, August 26 at 10:00am.
Please visit the online memorial and sign the guest book at www.danekasfuneralchapel.com.
DANEKAS FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORY is entrusted with the arrangements.