Mr. Walter D. Kreutzen, 1917-2003


Walter D. Kreutzen, was born February 17, 1917 in Michigan, and passed away October 3, 2003. He came to California in 1920 with his mother and father Syra Dommes and Francis C. Kreutzen and three siblings. They settled in Richmond, California. He graduated from Richmond High School. 


In 1935, he began working for Unocal Corporation. In 1938, he married his high school sweetheart Dorothy C. Smith. In 1953 the family relocated from Richmond to Fullerton. 


Walt retired from Unocal, after 44 years of service in 1979. He and his wife traveled extensively in retirement. 


He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, children Jeanne Anne Kiloh [FUHS ’58] and Wally Kreutzen, five grandchildren - Bob, Bill, Patty, Amy and Josh. Four great grandchildren - Thomas, Austin, Noah and Samantha. 


In lieu of flowers, donations to University Advancement Foundation - Attn: Julie Chung 2600 East Nutwood Ave. Suite 850, Fullerton, Ca. 92831.(Notate in memo - Kreutzen Memorial). 


Graveside services Mon, October 6, 2003 at 11:30AM at Loma Vista Memorial Park, Fullerton . McAulay & Wallace Mortuary assisted the family.


Published in Orange County Register on Oct. 4, 2003.

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