Walter Stacy Hulvey, 91, of Mesa, Arizona (formerly of Peoria, IL) passed away on September 14, 2023, at Friends and Family Assisted Living in Mesa, AZ.
Walter was born on October 10, 1931 in Bloomington, IL to Millard Stacy and Ella Catherine (Mishler) Hulvey. He married Bertha Grunert on July 6, 1958 in Princeville, IL and they enjoyed 65 years of marriage together. She survives.
Also surviving are his two daughters, Lynne Hulvey and Patricia (Jason) Lantz of Mesa, AZ; one granddaughter, Stacy Lantz of Mesa, AZ; two step-grandchildren, Cailey (Kyle) Dierking of Washington, IL and Spencer Lantz of Morton, IL.
Walt attended Bloomington High School and graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in mechanical engineering while lettering on the men’s tennis team. Walt served in the U.S. Army in Korea. He retired from Caterpillar Inc. in Peoria, IL after 36 years of excellent service as an engineer and IT manager.
Walt loved playing sports and rooting for University of Illinois athletics teams. He played club volleyball, basketball, and tennis for many years. He won several Peoria Tri-County Tennis Tournament titles. He enjoyed reading, math, science, Broadway Theatre, and his daily Sudoku. He rafted the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon with his daughters and spent summers with his granddaughter when she was young.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Bunker Family Funerals & Cremation in Mesa, AZ with private family gathering.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St Jude Midwest Affiliate through Children’s Hospital of Illinois | OSF Healthcare (https://x.osfhealthcare.org/foundation/give/children/choi) designating Children’s Hospital of Illinois Pediatric Oncology or by check to St Jude Midwest Affiliate at OSF HealthCare/St Jude Clinic, 530 NE Glen Oak Ave, Peoria, IL 61637.
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