Obituaries & Guestbook

Would you like to receive recent obituary email notifications? Sign up here.

Walter E. Saffran

Jul 28, 1930 - Jan 03, 2020

Walter E. Saffran, 89, Oconto Falls, died suddenly of natural causes at home Friday evening, January 3, 2020. He was born July 28, 1930 to Walter L. and Anna (Coleman) Saffran. As a young man, he served in the US Army during the Korean War.

In 1956, he married Lorna Fuller and they had two sons together. Wally was employed in the instrumentation department at the Scott Paper Co. for 36 years, retiring in 1989. He was a member of the Oconto Falls United Methodist Church, the Oconto Falls American Legion Post #302 and the Machickanee Cross Country Ski Club. Wally volunteered at the local Kingdom Come Food Pantry since its inception and was a dedicated worker.

Survivors are his wife of 63 years, Lorna Saffran; their two sons, Dave and Tim (Sue) Saffran; two granddaughters, Lauren (William) Whims and Sarah (fiancé Alan Salazar) Saffran; two sisters, Betty Patula and Carol Dunn; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Leo, Harold and James Saffran and two sisters, Eva Babich and Elaine Pfaff.

Visitation will take place 3-7pm Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls. Visitation will continue at the Oconto Falls United Methodist Church after 9:30am Friday, January 10, 2020 until the time of service. Funeral services will be held 11am Friday at the church with his nephew, Pastor Tony Fuller officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Oconto Falls.


Thursday Jan 9, 2020, 3-7 pm at Jones Funeral Service [map]


Friday Jan 10, 2020, after 9:30 am until time of service at Oconto Falls United Methodist Church [map]

Church Service

Friday Jan 10, 2020, 11 am at Oconto Falls United Methodist Church [map]

Sign The Guestbook

Sign Guestbook

"We chose Jones Funeral Service to serve our family at a very difficult time in our lives. They were professional, caring and compassionate and took care of all our families’ needs."
The Ray Carlson Family – Gillett
"Every detail was taken care of, and we didn’t have to worry about a thing. We would highly recommend Jones Funeral Service to anyone."
Laurie Penkivich – Gillett
“I greatly appreciate all of your gracious support through this terrible time. You have been amazing and are great at the job you do so selflessly!”
Stephanie Meyers – Oconto Falls
"At this extremely difficult time, we were made to feel comfortable. There were no requests too insignificant. Nothing we wanted was ever questioned.”
Ken Haddon Family – Kelly Lake
"I had a really good experience at a really difficult time in my life because Greg and his wife Kathy take care of everything! They go above and beyond what you would expect!"
Sherry Schmidt – Glendale, WI
“You two are so professional! My family and I appreciate all the hard work that was involved to make everything so nice.”
Barb Salcheider & Family – Oconto Falls