Lynn E. Walker, 67, of Bridge Creek Township, rural Augusta, passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife, brother and sister-in-law on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, at Marshfield Medical Center in Eau Claire.
Lynn Elliot, son of Marshall and Florence (Kirkham) Walker was born May 18, 1955, and had lived all of his life on the family farm in Bridge Creek Township, rural Augusta. He was baptized at home by Rev. Ralph Walker and confirmed at the United Methodist Church in Augusta. He started his education at the Bills Country School near his home and then attended Augusta Elementary School and graduated from Augusta High School in 1973. While in high school he was active with the FFA and had been a member of the Thompson Valley Travelers 4-H Club where he showed cattle and hogs.
On April 7, 1979, Lynn was united in marriage to Bernadette Pettis at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Augusta. He became a member of St. Anthony’s and later transferred his membership to St. Raymond’s Catholic Church, rural Fall Creek.
Lynn’s faith was an important part of his life. He sang with St. Raymond’s Church Choir and enjoyed his involvement with the Knights of Columbus and his membership with the Trinity Council #10774 of St. Raymond’s and as a 4th. Degree Member of Assembly 1525 and Honor Guard.
Lynn spent his entire life farming, a career that he thoroughly enjoyed. He grew up on the family farm working with his father and brother and then in 1996 after his parents retired, Lynn and Eric expanded the dairy operation into Skyglo Farms. He was extremely proud to have been part of a 5th generation family owned farm.
Lynn’s free time almost always revolved around his family. He looked forward to an evening playing cards with his family and friends. During high school he enjoyed playing football and later never missed an opportunity to watch his nephews play when they were in school. He also followed the Green Bay Packers and the Wisconsin Badgers.
Unfortunately for the past 7 years Lynn had suffered with a kidney disordered that required dialysis and limitations to some degree. He always said that “farming was in his blood” so he pushed himself and even though for the past 18 months he was wheel chair bound, he was still actively helping on the farm up until his recent hospitalization.
Lynn will be remembered as a kind soul who always put his faith and family above everything.
Lynn will be deeply missed by Bernie, his loving wife of 43 years; sister, Sandy (Ron) Shave of Custer; brother, Eric (Diane) Walker of rural Augusta; 6 nieces and nephews; Peter (Nikki) Shave, Amber (John) Francis, Jon Walker (Joy Hubbard), Aaron Walker, Heidi (Ed) Hughes, Wendy (Jeremy) Stary; several great and great great nieces and nephews; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Gary (Dianne) Pettis and Tom Pettis all of Augusta, Rosemary (Patrick) Rooney of Eau Claire, Robert (Sally) Pettis of Osseo and their families.
Lynn was preceded in death by his father Marshall on Oct. 2, 2000; mother Florence on April 30, 2012; father and mother-in-law, Everett and Marcella Pettis; and sister-in-law, Karin Pettis. .
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Sept 13, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Raymond’s of Penafort Catholic Church on Mallard Road, rural Fall Creek.
Burial will be in the Thompson Valley Cemetery, rural Augusta. Friends may call Monday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home in Augusta, and hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.