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Walter "Wally" Dausch

March 23, 1930 ~ October 9, 2018 (age 88)

Walter "Wally" Dausch of Munster, Indiana, died October 9, 2018.  He was born March 23, 1930 in Amberg, Germany.  He graduated from dental school in Germany and in 1952 came alone to the United States.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and obtained his U.S. citizenship.  He then worked in an Army dental clinic and laboratory to continue honing his craft.

Upon his return to the Chicago area in 1956, he founded Lansing Dental Clinic, where his passion for giving people back their smiles became legendary. His innovations and patient processes in the dental lab have become standards in the industry. People came from far and near to experience the care of the master.

He loved watching sports, gardening, hanging out with friends and family and overseeing the family that blossomed through the years. His family and friends meant everything to him. Everyday he asked how all his family was doing, name by name.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother (George), sister(Anna), his wife of 37 years (Mary Ann).
He is survived by his wife Nicky, son Jamie (Karen), daughter Kris (Lee) 9 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and his dog Gucci.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate his life on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 with a Memorial Gathering from 3-7 p.m. at Castle Hill Funeral Home: 1219 Sheffield Avenue, Dyer, Indiana 46311. Pastor Mitch Wright will officiate a Service at 6:00 p.m. followed by Military Honors. For information call (219)864-0170 or visit for online guestbook. 

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