- May 24, 1934 - October 15, 2012
- Keota, Iowa
of Donald's Passing
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“Kerry, sorry I didn't write earlier - I just now saw your dad's obituary. I pray you are doing well, in spite of your dad's passing. Isn't it great...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Marti (Roth) Walker - Muscatine
“I am so sorry for your loss. Don had a long struggle and now he is at peace. You will still miss him, I know.
2 of 20 | Posted by: mary lee yoder - tempe, AZ
So sorry to hear of Don's passing. Our prayers and thoughts are for you and your family at this time.
Sorry we could not be there for...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Wally and Faye Blunier - Eureka, IL
We remember all the enjoyable times Dad & Mom spent playing cards with you and Don. Your friendship was one they truly treasured.
Our...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Linda Lintz Phillips - FL
“May Memories Help You Thru This Time! Our Thots Are With You Randy & Family!
5 of 20 | Posted by: Skip, Patty & Sandee Harsh - Adel, IA
“With deepest sympathy my thoughts and prayers are with your family.
6 of 20 | Posted by: Jim Buck - Ainsworth, IA - Friend
“Don always had a smile. Enjoyed the times that we were able to be together. He will be missed. He was a good Christian man. I'm sure he is with...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Richard Irwin - Ottumwa, IA
“Dear Mary and Family , so sorry to hear of Don's passing .
Know that you are on our hearts and in our prayers.
love and prayers...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Richard and Rita Miller - MO
“Mary and Family,
I am so sorry to hear about Don. I have so many fun memories of spending time with your family growing up...the motorhome trips,...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Jennifer (Goldsmith) Vonachen
“Our Dear Friend Don:
We, you and I always shared our birthdays either by phone or cards. Thank you for all the good times we had together. I am so...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Wanda Edwards - Washington, IL
“There is no way to tell you how much Don ment to my Dad and Mom & his freindship to the rest of us. He was always such a happy spirit. The only...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Barbara Snider - Osceola, MO
“Randy, Maria and family,
So very sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Our thoughts are with you.
12 of 20 | Posted by: Sandy and Mac Conrad - Washington, IA
“Mary, My heart is saddened to hear of the loss of your dear husband. You are in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
13 of 20 | Posted by: Marilyn Downing - Bloomfield, IA
“Randy, Maria & family-----I am sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. May you find comfort in your memories. With sympathy, Shelli Hahn
14 of 20 | Posted by: Shelli Hahn - WI - Friend
“My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Don was a very great man. He taught me alot about fishing. I will always have the memorys of him...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Minetta McArtor-Hesseltine - IA
“So sorry to hear of Uncle Don's passing, our hearts and prayers go out to all the family. I have wonderful memories of my summers at Lake Trio....Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Lisa, David & Melissa Van Klavern - IA
“Mary and family, so sorry for your loss, Don was a great man and will be missed. Love and prayers to all of you.
17 of 20 | Posted by: Kim (Hammen) Geguzis - IA
“Randy and Maria -
We are so very sorry to hear about your Dad! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. Let the wonderful...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Steve and Deb Turner - Washington, IA
“Randy, Maria and family
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. May you find comfort in all of your wonderful...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: David and Kris Moeller - IA
“Our Thoughts and Prayers are with Randy and Maria Walker and their Family! God Bless All of You!! The Ruepke's
20 of 20 | Posted by: Dee Ruepke - Adel, IA - Friends
Donald E. "Don" Walker, age 78, of Keota, Iowa died Monday, October 15, 2012 at his residence after a decline in health.
Celebration of life services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, October 21, 2012 at the Prairie Flower Baptist Church with Pastor Don Collings and Pastor Tim Hadley officiating. Visitation will begin noon Saturday at the Jones & Eden Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. Saturday. Private family interment will take place at the Competine Cemetery near Farson, Iowa at a later date. Memorials have been established for Prairie Flower Baptist Church or the Keota First Responders. Online condolences may be sent for Don's family through the web at www.jonesfh.com
Don was born May 24, 1934 in New London, Iowa the son of Dale E. and Alice C. Walker. He graduated from Farson High School. On December 23, 1956, Don was united in marriage to Mary A. Leeper in Ottumwa, Iowa.
Don has resided in Keota, Iowa since 2002 and had previously lived throughout the Midwest. He owned and operated Don Walker Chevrolet in Washington, Iowa from 1977 until 1981. Prior to that, Don managed tractor supply stores in Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska and Illinois. He was a member of the Prairie Flower Baptist Church. Don served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Walker of Keota, Iowa; daughter, Cindy Blunier and husband Gary of Little Rock, Arkansas; daughter, Kerry Hadley and husband Joe of Richland, Iowa; son Randy Walker and wife Maria of Adel, Iowa; ten grandchildren:Janel Breitenstein and husband John of Kampala, Uganda; Jennifer Hopkinson and husband Dr. Chris of Sheffield, England; Keri Helmick and husband Steven of Little Rock, Arkansas; Kelli Spurlock and husband Stephen of Mae Sot, Thailand; Tim Hadley and wife Bethany of Ollie, Iowa; Tom Hadley and wife Christine of Delta, Iowa; D.J. Hadley and wife Victoria of Victor, Iowa; Deanna Ankrum and husband Travis of North English, Iowa; Aaron Walker of Denver, Colorado; Adam Walker of Adel, Iowa; and ten great grandchildren. He is also survived by three sisters: Wilma Whittington of Farson, Iowa; Lola Chambers of Mesa, Arizona; Eunice Yeager of Martinsburg, Iowa; and two brothers, Dale J. Walker and wife Shirley of Farson, Iowa; and Derald Walker and wife Lucille of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers-in-law, and one sister-in-law.