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Delores J. Walker, 91

Oct 23, 2016

Delores Walker

Delavan Delores J. Walker, age 91, of Delavan, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, at Parkview Care Center in Wells.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at Hope United Methodist Church in Blue Earth, Rev. Russ Jacobsen officiated. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth.

Delores was born to William and Gladys (Altizer) McDermott July 7, 1925, at Lakota, Iowa, at the home of her grandparents George and Rachel Altizer. She graduated from Delavan High School in 1942. On Oct. 6, 1946 she married Roland Orville Walker and together they had two children Tonia Jean and Kevin Roland.

Delores was the secretary/bookkeeper at the Delavan School from March 1943 until the school closed in June 1997. She then worked at the Blue Earth Area School for two years during the consolidation transition period.

Her passion was dancing, but she also enjoyed playing 500 card club, traveling to the Arabian Horse shows, and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her daughter, Tonia (Craig) Weir; son, Kevin (Jannette) Walker; sister, Colette Jenkins; five grandchildren, Spencer (Shelly) Weir, Jordan (Ami Heckmaster) Weir, Megan (Tyler) Morrison, Heather (Ryan) Slama, LaNay (Andrew) Hervey; four great-grandchildren, Emersen and Ivy Weir, Kylyn and Clara Morrison.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roland in 1989; parents; brothers, Keith and George, and sister Colleen Grupe.

The family prefers memorials to be given to Parkview Care Center, 55 10th St SE in Wells, MN 56097

Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com