Walter F. Zobel, 64, of Brookfield, died Oct. 6, 2011 at LaGrange Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Zobel was born in Chicago on March 1, 1947 to Frederick C. Zobel and Joanne McHugh. He worked as an in-plant support manager for the U.S. Postal Service.

He is survived by his life partner, Judy Kratville, of Brookfield; his daughters, Melissa Zobel, Kimberly (Anthony) Adamo, Jori Zobel and Courtney Tarpien; his grandchildren, Kaelyn Sullivan and Dino Adamo; his mother, Joanne McHugh; and his sisters, Karen (Peter) Caracci and Frances Weidman.

A funeral Mass was held Oct. 10 at St. Louise de Marillac Church in LaGrange Park.

Hitzeman Funeral Home, Brookfield, handled arrangements.