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Obituary of Walter Bamesberger

Mr. Walter Bamesberger of Lodi passed away Thursday March 3, 2005 at his residence at the age of 78. Mr. Bamesberger was born April 18, 1926 in Hoffnungstal, Ukraine to Christian and Christine Bamesberger.

Walter worked as a Cellar Foreman for Guild Winery for 31 years before retiring in 1985. He previously worked for Gunsch Bros. Body Shop in Lodi. Mr. Bamesberger was a 53-year member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Lodi, Dakota Club of Lodi and Seniors in Retirement of Lodi. He was an avid croquet player and enjoyed gardening, traveling, playing cards and spending time with his family and friends. He especially enjoyed his time spent with his grandchildren. He will be best remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years Mrs. Anette Bamesberger of Lodi; two daughters, Joanne Bamesbrger of Lodi; Christine Bamesberger-Youngsma and husband Wendell of Lodi; two brothers, Heinrich Bamesberger and Reinhold Bamesberger both of Germany; one sister, Hilda Kasarin of Kazakhstan; two grandchildren, Lauren and Jakob Youngsma of Lodi. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Hilda Christine Bamesberger and one brother, Gustav Bamesberger.

A church service will be held Tuesday March 8, 2005 1:00 pm at the Emanuel Lutheran Church, followed by interment at the Cherokee Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday 12:00 to 8:00 pm at the Lodi Funeral Home. A virtual register book may be signed at www.lodifuneralhome.com where memories may be shared.

Memorial contributions can be sent to Emanuel Lutheran Church 1540 W. Lodi Avenue Lodi, CA 95240.

Lodi Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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