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Ray Russell Walker

Ray Russell Walker

Male 1916 - 2008

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  • Name  Ray Russell Walker  [1, 2, 3
    Born  26 May 1916  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1930  Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Ray A. Walker, son, male, white, age 13, single, attended school during previous year, could read and write, born in Iowa, father born in Iowa, mother born in Iowa, state code 65, could speak English, occupation none
    High School  1934  Sperry, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Sperry High School 
    Residence  Jul 1953  rural Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence  Oct 1955  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence  Sep 1995  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence  21 Jun 2002  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Birthday Announcement  21 May 2006  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Ray R. Walker will celebrate his 90th birthday Saturday with a family celebration.

      He was born May 26, 1916.

      His family includes his wife, Margaret Helt, son Dennis and daughter Cathy. He has six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Cards may be sent to: 12702 West Ave. Road, Burlington, Iowa 52601.
    Died  1 Jul 2008  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Obituary  3 Jul 2008  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Ray Russell Walker, 92, of West Burlington died at 3:20 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at Blair House Nursing and Rehab in Burlington.

      Born May 26, 1916, in Burlington, he was the son of Neal and Zora Van Osdal Walker. On May 18, 1947, he married Arlene Myers in Burlington. On April 13, 1996, he married Margaret E. Helt in Burlington.

      Mr. Walker was a fourth-generation farmer on one of the oldest Iowa farms. He raised Angus cattle. He graduated from Sperry High School in 1934. He served in the Army during World War II. He was affiliated with Zion United Church of Christ. He enjoyed playing baseball and watching the Chicago Cubs.

      Survivors include his wife; one son, Dennis Walker of Burlington; one daughter, Cathy Walker of Maple Park, Illinois; one stepdaughter, Maryann Hutchinson of Pella; one stepson, John Helt of Highland, Indiana; six grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

      He was preceded in death by three brothers.

      Visitation will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Prugh's Chapel in Burlington where the family will receive friends.

      The funeral for Mr. Walker will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Prugh's Chapel with the Reverend Marlea Gilbert officiating. Burial with military rites will be in North Walker Cemetery.

      A memorial has been established for the care and maintenance of North Walker Cemetery.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Ray R. Walker; born: 26 May 1916; died: 1 July 2008 (V); last residence: 52601 (Burlington, Des Moines, ); last benefit: (none specified); Social Security #: 482-44-7494; state where issued: Iowa
    Buried  3 Jul 2008  North Walker Cemetery, Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID  I13425  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Neal R. Walker,   b. 4 Nov 1885, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1953, Burlington Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Zora Mattie Van Osdol,   b. 9 Dec 1882, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1955, Burlington Hospital, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alt. Marriage  7 Dec 1908  [4, 5, 11
    Married  9 Dec 1908  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Family ID  F2881  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Arlene Myers 
    Children 
    >1. Dennis Walker
    >2. Cathy Walker
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F8352  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Margaret Juengling,   b. 16 Apr 1915, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 2012, Rosebush Gardens, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  13 Apr 1996  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13
    Residence  Jun 2004  West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F11100  Group Sheet

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    Ray Russell Walker
    Ray Russell Walker
    Ray Walker (1916-2008) was a son of Neal R. and Zora M. (Vanosdol) Walker. He is a descendant of Martin Walker and Margaret Dorn. Ray married Arlene Myers. Their children are Dennis Walker and Cathy Anderson.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2237] Walker, Earl Thomas - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, Friday, June 21, 2002; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S443] anybirthday.com (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S3475] Walker, Ray Russell - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, July 3, 2008; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 4).
      Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa, Supervisors District 29-2, Enumeration District 15, Sheet 3A, page 120 5001, taken April 7, 1930; Sutro Library Microfilm 2128, Reel 652

    5. [S767] Imm, Sharon "Sherry" (Walker) - Email (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S1502] Walker, Neal R. - Obituary, (originally published in the Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 15, July 13, 1953; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S1501] Walker, Zora Mattie (Van Osdol) - Obituary, (originally published in the Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 20, October 12, 1955; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S769] Walker, Paul Van - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 9A, September 8, 1995; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S10062] Walker, Ray Russell - 90th Birthday Announcement, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, May 21, 2006; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Des Moines County, Iowa, Benton Township, enumerated May 4, 1910, Supervisor's district 1, E. D. 2, sheet 9B, page 1090, Sutro Microfilm 226, roll 400.

    12. [S3476] Helt, Margaret (Juengling/Walker) - 90th Birthday Announcement, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, April 10, 2005; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S3477] Helt, Margaret (Juengling) - Obituary, (originally published at the Prugh Funeral Service web site, January 2012; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa).

    14. [S4199] Anderson, Jessica Joan and Jason Haages - Marriage Announcement, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, June 13, 2004; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).