September 10, 1925 ~ July 7, 2016
Walter (Walt) Delsigne passed away on Thursday, July 7th. His beloved wife Lea had passed away only two weeks prior, and after 70 years of marriage, he promised her that he would be right behind her. There was never a promise that Walt did not keep.
Walt was born September 10, 1925, in Arma, Kansas. Walt was the oldest son of Flormand and Pauline Delsigne. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Leona, Pauline and Barbara, brother, Jack and beloved granddaughter Megan Delsigne.
Walt spent his early childhood in Erie, Colorado. When he was age 10, the family moved to Torrance, CA, where he has lived ever since. Walt graduated from Torrance High School, where during his senior year, he attended a horse and buggy dance in Redondo Beach. There, he met the young woman who would later become his wife and mother of his children, his beloved Lea. Walt and Lea were married at St. James Catholic Church in 1946. They made their home and raised their family in Torrance, CA.
Walt worked at California Water Service Company for 46 years, holding a variety of positions, retiring as District Manager, in 1989. During his time at Cal Water, he support the community at various events, and belonged to the Rotary Club in Hermosa Beach. He was a longtime baseball coach, for teams his son Dave was on, but also coached other baseball teams before his son was born. He was an active bowler and obtained the high score many times.
Walt is survived by his children, son Dave (Brenda) Delsigne; daughter Diane (Chuck) Huggins; grandchildren Justin and Kara (Zack Smith) Huggins, Erin Delsigne (Jake Roach), Kristen and Austin Delsigne, as well as great grandchildren Ryler and Elliott Smith and many nieces and nephews, whom he loved dearly.
Walt was known as an extremely fair and honest man, who loved his family, and his community. He gave his time and energy to enhancing his community. He happily attended the sporting events and activities of his grandchildren, cheering them on in all ways possible. He loved baseball and sharing that love with them. In his later years, he became a soccer fan as well, attending many games with his grandchildren, and supporting those activities. He was the most amazing, loving father, grandfather and great grandfather.
Visitation will be on Friday, July 29th, 4-8pm at Rice Mortuary 5310 Torrance Bl. Torrance, California. Funeral will be celebrated on Saturday, July 30th at 11:00 am, also at Rice Mortuary. Burial will follow at Green Hills Memorial Park.
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