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Walter W. Denning, 75 of Rock Falls died Friday July 23, 2021 at the University Hospital in Iowa City.

He was born on May 20, 1946 in Sterling the son of Roy and Lois (McConnell) Denning and was a veteran of the Vietnam War having served in the Army. Walt married the former Laura Moore on June 17, 1974 in Pecatonica. He had worked for 33 years at Northwestern Steel and Wire Co; then as a driver for Self Help for 10 years; and then drove for First Student for 5 years. In the past Walt had enjoyed camping, fishing, and gardening.

Survivors include his wife, Laura; his son Walt Denning Jr; his daughter Evonne Denning (Shane Cochran); his brother Emerson "Flip" (Mary) Royer; four grandchildren: Maci Denning, Matt Royer, Lexadie Denning and Chase Cochran; three great grandchildren: Lakoda Denning, Eli Frieberg and Morgan Royer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Gerald Helm; sister Ruth Ann Bender and son Patrick Denning.

At his request cremation will take place and there will be no public services. Arrangements have been entrusted to the McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory in Rock Falls.