KIWA Staff

Walt Pruiksma

General Manager

Age: 49+

Walt was born and raised in New Jersey and is therefore a Yankee, NY Giants and Knicks fan. Walt has worked at KIWA since 1972 starting as a salesman upon graduating from Northwestern College. Walt married Laurie (Bruggom) Pruiksma in 1971 and had two daughters – Erin Whitcanack and Katie Pruiksma.  So far, Walt has been blessed with three grandkids, Tyler and Parker Whitcanack along with granddaughter Blake Morris.. Walt and his family are members of the Sheldon United Methodist Church.

When not at KIWA Walt is Director of Sheldon’s Emergency Management Agency

Walt’s Likes:

Movie – The Godfather, all Jason Bourne movies, Jersey Boys

Favorite Rock Performers – Beatles, Rolling Stones

Country Music – Jennifer Nettles and Alabama

Hobbies – Walleye fishing in northern Minnesota, the shooting sports and long strolls on the beach at sunset (just kidding)


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