Gov. Walker: Orders flags to half-staff as a mark of respect for former state Sen. Walter John Chilsen

Contact: Tom Evenson, (608) 266-2839

Chilsen represented the 29th Senate District for six terms from 1967-1990

MADISON – Governor Scott Walker today ordered flags to half-staff on Friday, January 4, 2019, as a mark of respect for former State Senator Walter John Chilsen of Weston. Chilsen, a World War II veteran and Purple Heart recipient, passed away on Christmas morning at the age of 95.

Chilsen represented the people of the 29th Senate District for six terms from 1967 – 1990. Following his service in the Wisconsin State Senate, Chilsen served on the Weston Town Board from 1990 – 2017.

Governor Walker’s executive order is here.

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