Walter (Walt) Spyrus Tellegen

February 26, 1929 - August 1, 2016
Walter (Walt) Spyrus Tellegen

Walter (Walt) Spyrus Tellegen, age 87 of Porters Neck in Wilmington, NC, formerly of Sterling, VA and Hamel, MN, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 1, 2016 at his home.

Walt was a proud veteran of the US Navy serving during the Korean War.

Preceded in death by his beloved wife of 42 years, Mary Louise (Lou) Tellegen and son Christopher, age 7.

Survived by son Scott Tellegen of Monticello, MN; daughters Connie Cook of Rochester, MN and Elisa Streeter of New Windsor, IL; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and wife April Tellegen.

Service will be held on August 27, 2016 at 10:00 am at St. David’s Episcopal Church in Ashburn, VA with cremation. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Altar Guild, St. David’s Episcopal Church, PO Box 231, Ashburn, VA 22011.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.


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  • August 12, 2016
    Bill Zucco says:
    Many great moments with Walt. Rooming together in Sea Island GA, dinners with Walt, April and my wife Cathy, and, of course, our intense business discussions. Walt was a bright passionate man who will be missed.

  • August 13, 2016
    Kelley Boree says:
    Walt was my mentor and friend growing up in the professional world! Many great memories with he and April...he will be dearly missed! Thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • August 13, 2016
    Tamara Noyd says:
    My deepest sympathy on loss of your father. Elise & family. Prayers