Obit: Walker, Dick D. (1933 - 2002)

Contact: Dolores Kenyon
Email: dolores@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Walker, Woodford, Fees, Marvel, Burns, Hackelberg, Gerber

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Wis.)

DICK D "DICKIE" WALKER (22 JUL 1933 - 1 SEP 2002)

Dick Walker, age 69, of Humbird died Sept 1, 2002, at his home.

Dick was born on July 22, 1933, in Mentor Township, Clark County to parents, Merlin and Rilla (Woodford) Walker. He married Jean Fees on April 2, 1955 in Humbird and resided in Humbird until 1960 when they moved to his parents’ farm and farmed until 1972.

Dick then became a factory worker at Nelson Manufacturing in Neillsville for 21 years, retiring in 1998. He was a member of the Humbird Volunteer Fire Department and greatly enjoyed working in his woodworking shop.

Dick and his wife made many parade wagons and were in many parades driving their four small black ponies and pulling their beautiful parade wagons.

Surviving Dick is his wife, Jean; two sons, Don (Debbie) Walker and Ray (Lorikay) Walker, all of Humbird; three daughters, Vickie (Cornell) Marvel of Humbird, Lori Ann (Mark) Burns of Merrillan and Corinda "Kindy" (Leon) Hackelberg of Humbird; one brother, Conrad (Verna) Walker of Humbird; one sister, Pat (Walt) Gerber of Humbird; eight grandchildren and several step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, cousins and aunts and uncles. Preceding Dick in death were his parents.

Funeral services for Dick Walker will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept 5, at the Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home in Hixton with Rev. Donald King officiating.

Burial will take place in the Mentor Cemetery, at Humbird. Friends may call Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. and also one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Casket bearers are Lee Carter, Dale Dignin, Larry Flood, Al Putman, Bernie Sieg, and Don Zerbel. Honorary casket bearers are Pat Finch, Bob Quackenbush, Frick Theiler, Kally Theiler and Jim Trachsel.

 

 


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