Walter Walker Obituary

Walter    Walker
Walter "Bo" Walker
Walter Walker

December 14, 1930 - February 5, 2011
Born in Ottumwa, IA
Resided in Windsor Heights, IA
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Walter "Bo" Walker, 80, died at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines on Saturday, February 5, 2011. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, February 11 at Iles Funeral Homes-Westover Chapel where the family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. until service time. Graveside services will be 3:15 p.m. Friday at Mount Olive Cemetery in Randall, IA.

Bo graduated from Ottumwa High School in 1948. He was an outstanding athlete. He was named 1st team All-State in basketball and 1st team All-State in football. He received a letter from West Point offering him full scholarships in both sports. In acceptance he was coached by Red Blake and Vince Lombardi. At graduation he was offered the status of Army Lieutenant Officer; however, Bo chose to join the Air Force.

Major Walker served one year in Vietnam. He and his family lived on many Air Force bases until he chose to retire after 24 years at which time he was honored with the Meritorious Service Medal Award and the Bronze Star.

After retirement the family returned to Des Moines. Bo worked for Caterpillar 13 years as the finance officer.

Those left to cherish Bo's memory include his wife of 57 years, Kathy Hia Walker of Des Moines; three children, Steven (Linda) Walker of Des Moines, Walter (Billie) Walker of Stayton, OR and Becky Cunningham of Des Moines; and six grandchildren, Jacob, Mattei, Lucas and Bridgett Walker and Adam and Sam Cunningham. Bo was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Dollie Walker; one brother and three sisters.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society.

ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES FUNERAL HOMES ~ WESTOVER CHAPEL.

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Visitation
Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Friday, February 11, 2011
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Service
Westover Funeral Home
PENDING
PENDING, IA US PENDING
Friday, February 11, 2011
1:00 PM
Cemetery
Mount Olive Cemetery
Randall, IA US
Friday, February 11, 2011
3:15 PM