William E. Walker, 96, of rural Augusta, passed away early Thursday morning, January 28, 2021, at the Dove Healthcare Center-Osseo.
William Edwin Walker, son of Glenn and Ella (Keckler) Walker was born Dec. 24, 1924, in Oregon, Illinois. As a child he attended school in Illinois before moving to rural Fall Creek in Sept. of 1936. Bill was united in marriage to Lois May Woodford 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. Bill had farmed before taking employment with Packerland Packing Company in Chippewa Falls and worked there until it closed. After he retired he spent countless hours picking up aluminum cans wherever he came across them.
Bill will be dearly missed by his 3 sons, Rodney Walker of Augusta, Brian Walker of Stanley, Kevin Walker (Jo) of Holcombe; 3 daughters, Patricia Veverka of Morris, IL, Virginia and Gregg Sale of Northfield, Debbie and John Kenealy of Cadott; daughter-in-law, Melanie Walker of New York; 20 grandchildren and several great and great great grandchildren; brother, Jim (Donna) Walker of Michigan; 3 sisters, Evelyn Plock of Barron, Phyllis Laneof Florida, Eileen “Tootie” Williams of Moline IL; sister-in-law, Delores Woodford of Augusta.
Bill was preceded in death by Lois, his wife of 70 years who passed away on Oct. 1, 2018; children, Duane Walker and Linda Heath; and siblings, Hattie Theerman, Ione Walker, Mary Hutchison, Bob, Vernon, Delbert, Glenn Jr., Danial, Irvin, and Clark Walker.
A visitation will be held Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home in Augusta.
Burial will be at a later date in Trinity Cemetery in Fall Creek.
Online condolences can be left at www.andersonfhaugusta.com