Stephen D. Walmsley, 46, loving husband of Donna and father to Skyler and Marisa passed away peacefully on Friday evening October 1, 2021, at Mayo Clinic Health System-Eau Claire,after a hard fought six month battle with cancer.
Stephen Daniel, son of William and Jacqualine (Card) Walmsley was born Aug. 20, 1975, in Frankfort, Michigan. He was raised in Michigan and as a young teen his family moved to Canonsburg, PA. He later moved back to Alpena, Michigan before moving to Wausau. Through making friends in Wisconsin he eventually found himself at the home of Donald Hudson, where he met Donna Hudson his future wife. Stephen and Donna were married on March 23, 2005, at the Eau Claire County Courthouse and then on May 14, 2005, the two renew their recent vows in the presence of their family and friends at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Ludington. The couple made their home with their daughters in Otter Creek Township, rural Augusta. Stephen had been employed at Propoly in Augusta, Schuman Cheese in Fall Creek and at the time he became ill and was forced to retire he was working as a cashier at the Osseo Truck Stop. As a boy he was active in Cub and Boy Scouts and then went on to fulfill the requirements and become an Eagle Scout. As an Eagle Scout he went with a church group to Bocas del Toro in Panama where he assisted in building a church in 1992.
He shared his love for the outdoors with his girls and together they loved going fishing as a family and he also enjoyed small game and deer hunting and trapping coon and fox. Stephen cherished his family and spending time with them was all he needed, whether it was being together on their numerous trips to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, attending his daughters school functions or staying home watching a movie, being together was all that mattered.
Stephen will live on forever in the hearts of his soul mate Donna; beloved daughters, Skyler and Marisa both at home; father William Walmsley of Troy, Missouri; mother Jackie Walmsley of Altoona; brother Michael Walmsley of Rice Lake; sister, Erin and Everett Hix of Rapid City, South Dakota; mother-in-law Joyce Thalacker of Eau Claire; several aunts, uncles, cousins and all of the Hudson relatives.
Stephen was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Jack and Catherine Card; paternal grandparents, William and Shirley Walmsley; father-in-law Donald Hudson Sr.; and uncles, Clyde Card and Harley Walmsley.
A Celebration of Stephen’s life will be held Friday, October 15, 2021, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Augusta Lions Hall located at 200 East Lincoln St. Augusta.
The family is assisted by Anderson Funeral Home in Augusta.
Online condolences can be left at www.andersonfhaugusta.com