Obit: Walker, Durward “Dewey” (1929 -1993)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Walker, Livermore, Hansen, Gilbertson, Sutton, Berline, Weismann, Williams
----Source: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., WI) 10/30/1993
Walker, Durward Earnest “Dewey” (8 July 1929 – 28 September 1993) With Flag
Durward Earnest “Dewey” Walker, 64, of rural Fairchild, died Tuesday at Neillsville Memorial Hospital.
He was born July 8, 1929, to Dewey and Viola (Livermore) Walker, in Augusta, and served in the Army during World II, stationed in Germany. He married Evelyn Hansen April 15, 1954, in Neillsville. The couple lived all their married life in rural Fairchild where they owned and operated the Wagon Wheel Café and Truck Stop on Highway 10, from 1955 to 1977. For eight years, the couple also worked as house parents for the Sunburst Youth Home in Neillsville.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn of Fairchild; one son, Steve of Eau Claire; three daughters, Judith Gilbertson of Eau Claire, Mrs. Rick (Janet) Sutton of Merritt Island, Fla., and Mrs. Lonnie (Shirley) Berline of Fairchild; one brother, Bernard Walker of Neillsville; two sisters, Dorothy Weismann of Sun Prairie and Alice Williams of Osseo; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Claude Ives and by a brother, Harold Walker, Sr.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the United Church of Christ, Neillsville, and burial in the Neillsville City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 tonight at the Anderson Funeral Home, Augusta, and an hour before services at the church Friday.
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