Obit: Walker, Lawrence James (1915 – 1998)
Surnames: Walker, Nowak, Weaver, Hacker, Jacobson, Rusk, Wilger
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Walker, Lawrence James (27 Dec. 1915 – 21 May 1998)
Lawrence James Walker, 82, of 1427 Hayden Street, Altoona, WI, spent his final days at the Clairemont Nursing Home, where he passed away at the age of 82 on May 21, 1998, as a result of complications due to cancer.
He was born in Altoona, Wisconsin on December 27, 1915, the son of the late Frank James and Catherine (Nowak) Walker. He was a long time member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Altoona and a charter member of the Altoona V.F.W. Post 10405. Lawrence served in the United States Navy during WW II. He was also a prisoner of war for several years during that time and also received a purple heart.
He married Maxine Weaver in 1965. They shared life together for 28 years until Maxine's death on January 5, 1993. Lawrence was employed with Uniroyal until his time of retirement.
One of Lawrence's greatest loves in his life was traveling and visiting historic places throughout the United States. He was a great outdoors man enjoying golf, fishing and camping.
He is survived by his son, Frank Walker (Janet), Appleton, WI; his daughter, Nancy Hacker (Jeff), Appleton, WI; his step-daughter, Roxann Jacobson of Elk Mound, WI; his sister, Marion Rusk of Eau Claire, WI; and his grandchildren, Chadwick Walker, Caroline Walker, Nickolas Hacker, and Kristen Hacker, all of Appleton, WI.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and three brothers.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, 1998 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 1827 Lynn Avenue, Altoona, Wisconsin, with Father Norbert Wilger officiating. Friends may call one hour before the service at the church. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery following the service. A memorial fund is being established. Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
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