Lois May Walker, daughter of John and Esther (Miller)Woodford was born September 15, 1927 near Fall Creek, WI.
As a child Lois attended the Little Red School just south of Eau Claire. She was united in marriage to William Edward Walker on March 17, 1948 in Fall Creek. The couple lived for a short time in Illinois before returning to Wisconsin, where they made their home in the Fall Creek and Augusta area. In addition to raising her family she had worked seasonally for Mcilquham’s Apple Orchard in rural Chippewa Falls. Lois was homemaker who loved her flower gardens; and to feed her family she always had a large vegetable garden and every year with the help of her family canned the harvest. Out of her home she baked and decorated many cakes for weddings and other occasions for family and friends, and she was also an excellent upholsterer. If you were ever in her home you knew she loved and had a huge collection of salt and pepper shakers, along with a collection of wind chimes and was also fond of hummingbirds. In later yearsshe took to doing crafts. Lois was especially interested in working with colorful beads and with the beads made beautiful and intricate dolls, dollies as well as other craft projects. With her family she was able to take several very enjoyable trips throughout the United States. Lois had been in failing health for several years and it was at her home in theloving care of her family and St. Joseph’s Hospice that she passed away early Monday morning, October 1, 2018, having reached the age of 91 years and 16 days.
Lois will be dearly missed by Bill, her husband of 70 years; 3 sons, Rodney Walker (Shawn Hanson) of Augusta, Brian Walker of Stanley, Kevin Walker of Augusta; 3 daughters, Patricia Veverka of Morris, IL, Ginger and Gregory Sales of Hixton, Debbie and John Kenealy of Cadott; daughter-in-law, Melanie Walker of Augusta; sister-in-law Delores Walker of Augusta; 20 grandchildren and several great and great great grandchildren.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents, John and Esther; children, Duane Walker and Linda Heath; and siblings, Sadie Lardahl, Jerry, Harold, Everett, Rolland and Gordon Woodford.
A visitation will be held Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home in Augusta, with services being private. Burial will be at a later date in Trinity Cemetery in Fall Creek.
Online condolences can be left at www.andersonfhaugusta.com