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Gwendolyn Fay Walker

Female 1912 - 2008


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  • Name  Gwendolyn Fay Walker  [1, 2
    Born  1 Jul 1912  Kingston, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender  Female 
    Alt. Birth  7 Oct 1912  Oakville, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Census  1920  Huron Township, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Gwendolyne F. Walker, daughter, female, white, age 7, single, attended school during census year, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father born in Iowa, mother born in Illinois, could speak English, occupation none
    High School  1930  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Burlington High School 
    Residence  Jan 1968  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Birthday Announcement  28 Jun 2002  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Gwen Holsteen will celebrate her 90th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 7, at City Hall in Mediapolis.

      She has two sons, Keith (Marlene) of Mediapolis and John (Dee) of Lake Worth, Florida, and one daughter, Martha Grafton of Oquawka, Illinois.

      She requests no gifts, please.
    Residence  20 May 2003  Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Died  10 Jun 2008  Prairie Ridge Care and Rehabilitation, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Obituary  12 Jun 2008  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Gwendolyn F. Holsteen, 95, of Mediapolis died at 2:23 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at Prairie Ridge Care and Rehab in Mediapolis.

      Born July 1, 1912, in Kingston, she was the daughter of Austin and Hazel Bailey Walker. On October 7, 1931, she married John Franklin Holsteen in Kingston. He died July 18, 1991.

      Mrs. Holsteen was a homemaker. She was a 1930 graduate of Burlington High School. She was of the Methodist faith and enjoyed geode rocks and oil painting.

      Survivors include two sons, John F. Holsteen Jr. of Woodland Park, Colorado, and Keith E. Holsteen of Burlington; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Katherine Youngman of Burlington.

      Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, two grandchildren, her parents and one sister.

      Visitation will be from noon 4 p.m. Friday at Lunning Chapel in Burlington where the family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m.

      The funeral for Mrs. Holsteen will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Lunning Chapel with the Reverend Jackie Bradford officiating. The body will be cremated following the funeral.

      A memorial has been established for the Activity Fund at Prairie Ridge Care and Rehab.
    Memorial Service  13 Jun 2008  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Lunning Chapel 
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Gwendolyn F. Holsteen; born: 1 July 1912; died: 10 June 2008 (V); last residence: 52601 (Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa); last benefit: (none specified); Social Security #: 484-62-5546; state where issued: Iowa
    Person ID  I23318  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Austin Walker,   b. 17 Jan 1884, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1977, Mediapolis Care Center, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Hazel Leanore Bailey,   b. 3 Jul 1887, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1977 
    Married  18 Jan 1911  near Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 9
    Residence  Jul 1920  rural Oakville, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Anniversary Announcement  19 Jan 1968  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye 
    • Wed 57 Years

      Mr. and Mrs. Austin Walker of Kingston observed their 57th wedding anniversary Thursday at Mercy hospital where Mrs. Walker has been a patient for a week. She plans to return home this weekend.

      Mrs. Walker is the former Hazel Bailey. The couple farmed at Kingston until they retired seven years ago.

      The Walkers and Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Holm were married In a double wedding ceremony January 18, 1911, at the home of Mrs. Walker's parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Will Bailey near Mediapolis.

      Mrs. Holm, a cousin of Mrs. Walker, died about one year ago.

      Mr. and Mrs. Walker have three children: Mrs. John Holsteen, Mediapolis; Mrs. Gladys Moneysmith, Burlington; and Mrs. Kathryn Youngman, Highway 99 north. The Walkers also have nine grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
    Family ID  F6249  Group Sheet

    Family  John Franklin Holsteen, Sr.,   b. 18 Sep 1909, Sperry, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1991, Bethesda Care Center, Mediapolis, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  7 Oct 1931  Oakville, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Alt. Marriage  7 Oct 1931  Kingston, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Residence  Dec 1977  Horseshoe Bend, Izard County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
    >1. Martha A. Holsteen,   b. 24 May 1934, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 2003, Oquawka, Henderson County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. John F. Holsteen, Jr.
    >3. Keith Edward Holsteen
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F6268  Group Sheet

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

    2. [S2624] World Connect - Holsteen: :2588126, (last updated: Wed Jul 9 15:47:15 2003, contact Holly Blomberg) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S2623] Holsteen, Gwendolyn Fay (Walker) - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, June 12, 2008; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      1920 US Census, Huron Township, Des Moines County, Iowa, enumerated January 17, 1920, Supervisor's District #1, Enumeration District #23, Sheet #7A, Page #230

    5. [S2611] Walker, Austin and Hazel Leanore (Bailey) - 57th Wedding Anniversary Announcement, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 6, January 19, 1968; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S10744] Holsteen, Gwendolyn Fay (Walker) - 90th Birthday Announcement, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, June 28, 2002; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S2626] Grafton, Martha A. (Holsteen) - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, May 20, 2003; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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

    9. [S2612] Walker, Austin - Obituary (1884-1977), (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 2, December 14, 1977; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S2610] Bailey, William Henry "Will" - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 3, July 13, 1920; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S2622] Holsteen, John Franklin (Sr.) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 7A, July 19, 1991; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).