Walter “Walt” Hartl

Walter “Walt” Hartl

Walter “Walt” Hartl

Cedar Rapids

Walter (Walt) Hartl, 81, passed away on Jan. 2, 2023, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ann Hartl; sister, Elizabeth Teed; daughter, Lori AbbenGoodwin (George); sons, Robert Hartl (Deb), Michael Hartl (Heather) and Terry Hartl (Leah); and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Iona and Milo; aunt, Helen; brother-in-law, Merle; and daughter-in-law, Robyn.

Walter spent 35 years as a semi driver for Roadway. He enjoyed camping and spending time with his family. Walt and Ann were foster parents to 272 children over 40 years.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Jan. 20, at Cherie’s Dance Studio, 4000 Center Point Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.

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