It is with a heavy heart that we announce the sudden passing of our friend, colleague, mentor, and Chief Instructor, Walter Van Enck. Walter dedicated his adult life to practicing and promoting aikido, both at the Midwest Aikido Center and various locales around the United States and the world.
Many have asked whether donations will be taken in memory of our Chief Instructor Walter Van Enck. Walter’s sudden passing has created a multitude of challenges to his family.Therefore, some of his friends and family have set up a memorial fund to help the family at this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made using the following link.
Cash or check donations can also be made in person at the 2 memorial services, and will not be subject to the fundraising site’s processing fees.
Walter’s Memorial Service for friends and family will be held:
Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 1:00PM, Midwest Aikido Center
In order to accommodate the larger aikido community, there will also be a memorial for Walter at the dojo on Friday evening, April 24, 2015 in conjunction with the O-Sensei Memorial Seminar. More details to follow as they become available.
Please note that this will be a separate event from the memorial service on Wednesday, March 25th, 2015.
Midwest Aikido Center