Walter Petrikat, 81, of Racine passed away on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at the Woods of Caledonia.  He was born on December 26, 1938 in Germany, the son of Gustav and Emma (NEE: Jurgeleit) Petrikat.   Walter married the late Ruth Palentschus on January 19, 1963 in Racine, Wisconsin. Walter enjoyed spending time outside, especially fishing, and walking his dogs. He was a collector of stamps and coins. Walter will be deeply missed by his children Ingrid (Lars) Svensson and Kenneth (Jennifer) Petrikat, as well as mother-in-law Ida Palaitis. Walter is survived by relatives and friends, many who reside in Germany. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Ruth, and son Donald. Funeral Services for Walter will be held on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at Strouf Funeral Home at 12 p.m. The family will receive guests on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 11 am. until the time of service. Interment to follow at Graceland Cemetery.