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Alan Walker Sr.

LAMOILLE — Alan J. Walker Sr., 84, of LaMoille passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born Nov. 1, 1928, in Mendota to Howard and Lucy (Geisey) Walker, he married Joyce Smith July 3, 1954, in Mendota. She survives.

He graduated from LaMoille High School in 1946 and attended LPO College for two years. He worked as a mailman for the U.S. Postal Service in the LaMoille area for 27 years, retiring in 1991. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was a member of V.F.W. Post 4079, American Legion of LaMoille and the First Congregational Church. He was a Boy Scout master for Troop 59.

Also surviving are one son, Alan "Pete" (Janet) Walker Jr. of LaMoille; two daughters, Kathleen (Jay) Lynch of Anchorage, Alaska, and Gwendolyn "Wendy" (Jessie) Edington of Ladd; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Janice Minkler of LaMoille.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Congregational Church of LaMoille with the Rev. Chris Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, LaMoille, with full military rites conducted by Mendota V.F.W. Post 4079.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the church.

Memorials may be directed to the First Congregational Church of LaMoille.

The Schwarz Funeral Home in Mendota is in charge of arrangements.


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