Walter “Walt” Louis Zweifel was born on September 3, 1953 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He died suddenly on February 25, 2022, at the age of 68.
Walt is survived by:
His energetic wife of almost 45 years, Robberta (Berta). Together they enjoyed diving into anything that struck their interest. To mention just a few: Having lively, card playing, bourbon tasting, bbqing pre-covid get togethers with friends, bike riding with Downtown East Social Ride where they explored the beauty of Baton Rouge, and its history, boating the Amite and Tchefuncte rivers while chasing alligators and fostering needy pups for a local rescue group. Walt was super-dad to his old Shih Tzu pup, Ming.
And his delightful daughter, Lauren with whom he could get down n greasy. Together they rebuilt side by sides, diagnosed electrical problems on motorcycles, tackled car engines then had a side of sales business talk. One of Walt’s best gifts to Lauren is a “fluke” meter. You’ll have to ask her to tell you what that is….
In 1976 he met Jehovah’s Witnesses. Walt recognized and accepted what he heard as the “truth” of God’s Word. He happily joined others in the preaching activity and made public his heartfelt dedication to Jehovah when he was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1977. He enjoyed being a minister and serving his “neighbors” as a member of the East Metairie and Central Kenner congregations in Metairie, Louisiana then Sherwood Forrest, Jones Creek and currently, Millerville Congregations in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Walt was a kind man with a huge heart. He never met a stranger and was deeply loved by many. He enjoyed fixing things, BIG THINGS, from engines to water heaters. If oil, gas, noise and a possible fire were involved – he was your man! Walt’s love of tools and technical equipment is rather legendary! He also kept/collected all those tools because he never turned down anyone in need; helping others truly gave his life joy and meaning.
Walt served in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam era as an avionics technician then worked for Xerox Corp. as a technician turned salesman turned sales trainer. He travelled the world from Canada to Asia as a sales trainer. Berta often went with him and they’d stay in the area, rent an apartment for a few weeks then have a blast learning to live like the locals! He retired but, not one to sit still, he started other businesses and was currently a Medicare agent.
A memorial service will be broadcast from Resthaven Funeral Home, Baton Rouge, La., via Zoom on Sunday, March 6, 2022 beginning at 1:45. The ZOOM link is:
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His wife and daughter would delight in seeing you on ZOOM!